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.
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.