Riesling Coal River Tasmania
Greg Melick is Tasmania's most senior barrister, he carries rank in the Australian Reserves and nurtures a penchant for fine Burgundy. A consuming desire to make his own wine lead him to a northeasterly slope along Tasmania's Coal River, fourteen remarkable hectares of well drained viticulture which had previously been used for grazing. Yields are kept very low and Melick's Riesling wines are finished at four different levels of residual sugar, R69 being medium sweet, very much in the enduring style of the exuberant classics from Germany's Mosel River.
Pressing Matters are inspired by the Mosel style, fashioned to reflect and optimize the outstanding qualities of which Tasmanian Rieslings are capable. Greg Melick has been an avid consumer of the world's finest wines for decades, his own cellar is filled with first growths and he has spent many years touring the world's great vineyards. He is also a wine judge with twenty years national and international experience. A mix of Riesling clones, D2V3 and 198GM, F8V13 and 239GM are planted on their own rootstock at a density of 5000 vines per hectare. Pressing Matters are also significantly lower in alcohol than most Australian Rieslings, the intense fruit flavours are balanced by an amazing natural acidity. Alcohol 10.4%
Light straw colour. Bouquets of honeysuckle, a touch of orange citrus fruits, florals and lime. A succulent palate in perfect balance, expressing candied citrus, apples and white peach balanced by mineral and vibrant acidity. The Riesling of choice to accompany crayfish or freshly cooked marron.