Pressing Matters

Sydney-siders Greg Melick and Francis Douglas, both wine-loving Barristers, had been interested in establishing a vineyard for many years. In 2002 Greg finally found the ideal site in the Coal River Valley which consisted of approximately 14 hectares of grazing land on well-drained, north east facing slopes, with cracking clay over a calciferous base.
The name Pressing Matters is a metaphorical representation of the Vaslin Bucher basket press style and the lawful background of its founders. The label was designed by contemporary Czech artist Tom Samek- now based in Hobart Tasmania, symbolically capturing the balance of these wines and their establishment. Greg has been a passionate consumer of wine involved with wine judging both nationally and internationally for nearly 20 years. His two favourite wine growing areas are Burgundy and Mosel; Hence, the vineyard has only been planted with the two ‘Noble’ varieties Riesling and Pinot Noir.

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  • Pressing Matters? Pinot Noir vines are still relatively young and yields have been kept to an absolute minimum (less than 4 tonnes per hectare) to allow them to properly establish and to ensure intensity of fruit flavours. The vines have been planted on their own roots as well as root stocks 101-14, SO4, and Teleki 5C. A huge mixture of many varying...

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  • Our super-dry R0 has intense lime and citrus florals combined with a balanced, elegant palate. A great acid line and backbone ensures that this wine will continue to improve for many years. Perfect for seafood.

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    While virtually every other grape variety would be challenged by 139g/l of residual sugar, riesling is a crusader of impeccable balance due to its whirlwind of high acidity, sweeping across the dainty palate and whisking the sweetness into an ether of dryness. Pear Eau de Vie, ginger, quince and citrus chutney stream across the mouth before being...

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  • Exotic and alluring, this is light-bodied and chiselled: a tightrope walker deftly tiptoeing across a beam of high voltage acidity while pondering the allure of exotica across candied quince, orange marmalade, ginger and honeysuckle flavours on the long finish.

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  • Inspired by the traditional Mosel style but 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 - 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...

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