2019 R9 Riesling

Coal River Valley, Tasmania
12.9% / 750ml

One of four styles of riesling made each year at Pressing Matters. An off-dry style from cool-climate, single vineyard riesling.

Out of Stock

The current release of our R9 Riesling.

95 / 100
Reviewed by James Halliday
Halliday Wine Companion
"A 3-week cool ferment, then 6-8 weeks on lees. Shows that 9g/l of residual sugar should be base line sweetness, which disappears after the fruit and acidity click into place."
93 / 100
Reviewed by Huon Hooke
The Real Review
"Light yellow hue. Wet cement, dried flower and green apple aromas, lemon pith and dried herbs too. The palate is starting to fill out and widen, with generous flavour and amplitude—within the delicate framework of Tasmanian riesling. There is a dab of sweetness in the middle-palate, which soon dries off towards the finish thanks to acidity and phenolics. There's quite a grip, which would help the wine work well with food."
Winemakers Notes

After selective picking, the fruit is gently bag pressed and cold settled for 48 hours. Post racking, the juice is inoculated with a neutral yeast and fermented at cool temperatures for around three weeks.

After the ferment has been stopped at the required sugar level, the wine spends around 6-8 weeks on lees before being prepared for bottling.

Vintage Notes

Once again, a dry winter had us on edge heading into spring with a few worries about frost in the early months. Budburst timing was around normal at the end of September/start of October.

Very even growth and warm conditions in October and November resulted in good canopy establishment although it was cloudy and cool over the flowering period. The warmer-than-average conditions continued through December and January, with the season ending up being the warmest recorded throughout Tasmania.

Vintage was even more compressed than the previous year with Riesling and Pinot Noir being picked in the same week.