2015 Pressing Matters R9 Tasmanian Riesling
A small family-owned winery in Tasmania, Pressing Matters has a history of crafting award-winning wines. Inspired by the great Rieslings of Mosel and great Pinots of Burgundy, Greg Melick established the vineyard in 2002 with the view to make noble wines of the same varieties that capture the outstanding natural terrior of Tasmania. This Riesling is a premium gem with bold flavours making it a good match for dishes with a bit of bite.
It feels complete. There's sweetness here but the swing of acidity and gentle textural elements have the wine slinging both deliciously and long through the palate. Irresistible is the word. 95 points - James Halliday's Wine Companion
A fine young Tassie riesling, with abundant floral aromas and soft yet lively, fresh palate flavour. Some green apple, some citrus. The palate finishes clean and dry. 94 points - Huon Hooke
How's it taste?
With a perfect balance between citrus fruit and 9 grams a litre of sweetness, this Riesling has a seesaw between tight lemony flavour and then that twinge of softening residual sugar.
How was it made?
Our most popular Riesling style and perhaps the most conventional; this is what is usually expected with a dry Riesling. The residual sugar, although only 9 grams, is enough to broaden the wine on the palate and the acidic lemon and lime found in the R0 give way to the sweeter versions of the fruit. There are usually hints of peach and grapefruit as well. The lovely floral nose remains and the extra residual sugar gives the wine a balance that softens the acid found in the R0. The R9 matches well with seafood and meats such as turkey or chicken.
Who made it?
Located only 30 mins from Hobart in the Coal River Valley Pressing Matters Vineyard has been producing premium Tasmanian wine since 2006. They focus on two varieties, Pinot Noir and Riesling, which are extremely well suited to the cool climate of Tasmania’s Coal River Valley. They have a 7 Ha vineyard; half is planted with Pinot Noir – the remainder with Riesling.
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