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2015 Pressing Matters R9 Tasmanian Riesling

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Our Price: $24.99 / bottle (RRP: $36.00) Case: 12 x 750ml

''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

  • Pressing Matters is a small, family-owned Tasmanian vineyard with a history of award-winning Rieslings and Pinot Noir.

    The winery and vineyard is located in the Coal River Valley Region just 30 minutes from Hobart. Owner Greg Mellick is a stickler for Riesling, and that is basically all that he produces (bar one PInot Noir). This is the R9, or 9 grams of Residual Sugar, which is a reflection of the Alsatian and German style he is so fond of.

  • WINEMAKER'S NOTES

    Pressing Matters’ Rieslings are inspired by the Mosel styles but are designed to reflect and optimize the outstanding characteristics that Tasmanian Rieslings are capable of producing. The Riesling clones have been planted on their own roots and at a density of 5000 vines per hectare.

    The clones are D2V3, 198GM, F8V13 and 239GM. As already noted, yields are very low (the highest to date being 6 tonnes per hectare) and wines are now being produced with 4 levels of residual sugar (or levels of sweetness). The approximate levels of residual sugar are reflected in the labeling – hence: R0 (super dry), R9 (dry), R69 (medium sweet) and R139 (sweet). Our Rieslings are also significantly lower in alcohol than most Australian Rieslings and the intense fruit flavours are balanced with natural acidity.

    TASTING NOTES

    The medium-sweet 2016 Riesling R69 – a versatile wine to have with Asian style or spicy foods, hard cheeses or dessert. As I often say in the tasting room – “it’s the wine to have while relaxing in the hammock on the verandah.” Clean, crisp and with the quality of its predecessors – a lovely wine for those who enjoy medium-sweet white wine.
    (Michelle Mellick)

  • REVIEWS

    '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

    '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



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