We are Justin Bubb and Anna Pooley and we have each been making wine across the globe for over 20 years. After living and working in Tasmania making wine for a number of premium vineyards throughout the state the time has come for us to release our own wines alongside working with our existing clients. A side hustle as such.
The use of concrete vessels is no experiment either- it’s a style of vessel that has been traditionally used for centuries in the Old World. We have chosen each shape specifically to enhance the texture of the varietal within them and these beautiful, hand crafted vessels will last lifetimes.
It’s an opportunity to collaborate with some exceptional vineyards and people across the state and produce wines that connect with our philosophy of making wine from the ground up. All of our decisions are focused on how we can do things better in order to minimise our impact on the environment. Sustainability threads through and underpins our approach to everything we do.
Bubb + Pooley is an exciting new wine venture created by the husband and wife winemaking team of Justin Bubb and Anna Pooley. The first releases from the 2021 vintage were produced from purchased fruit sourced from carefully selected vineyards in the Coal River Valley and the East Coast of Tasmania.
Wine Making Overview: A generally hands-off winemaking approach, with minimal added sulphur to facilitate wild-yeast ferments and natural malolactic conversions. Some whole-bunch inclusions for the red wines. Maturation in an assortment of vessels, including stainless steel, concrete ‘eggs’, older barrels and new French oak puncheons. All wines filtered, but bottled unfined.
100 % Riesling from the limestone-based Pressing Matters Vineyard in Richmond, Coal River Valley. The fruit was hand picked and whole bunch pressed to tank, with the fermentation arrested at the optimum acid/sugar balance. The wine was racked to one 2000 L egg shaped concrete vessel for 6 months maturation on fine lees. Bottled unfined and so vegan friendly.
12.5 % Alc/Vol; 6 g/l RS; 3.05 pH; 8.9 g/l TA.
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