PRESSING MATTERS 2009 R0 COAL RIVER VALLEY RIESLING
COOL-CLIMATE BONE DRY RIESLING FROM TASMANIA
“Melick has a deep knowledge and love of great wines of the world. He knows about good wine and this is essential background if anybody is to endeavour to make great wine. If you don’t understand great wine, there’s no way you’ll ever create it” – Huon Hooke, Sydney Morning Herald
“Every Pressing Matters Riesling has won a medal somewhere and most have won a gold or silver” – Huon Hooke, Sydney Morning Herald
Until late 2011, Pressing Matters had never been seen in Singapore, in fact their shipment to Tiger Wines was their very first export. If you want to start trying some superb Tasmanian wines, you can do no better than starting with this Halliday 5 star rated winery. Quantities are very limited. Only 1715 bottles of the 2009 R0 Riesling were made. To make it clear for consumers, the approximate levels of residual sugar are reflected in the labeling – hence R0 (bone dry). We think you’ll find it a refreshing style that goes oh-so-well with Asian food. The alcohol level is low too (11%). According to Huon Hooke, “cool-climate Tasmanian Riesling can be austere when dry and young and whatever the sweetness levels, it takes time to reveal its true worth”. The current release of R0 is 2011 so this 2009 vintage will have benefitted from a little more time in the bottle.
On offer now is the 2009 Pressing Matters R0 Coal River Valley Riesling. Winestate gives it 5 stars (“nicely structured and with an excellent spine of acidity”) and James Halliday 94 pts (“outstanding”). This wine retails in Australia at A$29.
2009 PRESSING MATTERS R0 COAL RIVER VALLEY RIESLING
S$47 (incl gst) – 52 BOTTLES AVAILABLE (Only 1,715 bottles produced)
“Has the combination of elegance and intensity that Tasmania consistently achieves with its well-made Rieslings; the tight, layered folds of lime/citrus fruit run through the length of a perfectly balanced palate. Great now, better with a few more years. Drink by 2022.” – 94 pts, James Halliday, December 2010 (copied under approval from Hardie Grant Publishing)