Pressing Matters Pinot Noir
Pinot Noir | Tasmania, Australia
Pressing Matters has been producing premium Tasmanian wine since 2006. The focus is simply on two varieties, Pinot Noir and Riesling, which are extremely well suited to the cool climate of the Coal River Valley.
The Pinot Noir is unique in that there are over 18 different clone and rootstock combinations in the vineyard. Each combination has subtle but noticeable differences both in growth and flavours. Some will have larger bunches, some smaller, some grow upright, some like to flop. Some rootstocks are more tolerant of drought, others are not. Each combination has a different way of expressing the terroir of the vineyard; therefore each is picked by hand, and processed separately from the others. The wine is then stored in 100% French oak for 9-10 months before being bottled. The final wine is a blend of 18 different wines that are tasted individually and proportionally blended. If a barrel is not deemed to add significantly to the final blend it will be left out and bottled separately. This ensures that the final blend for each vintage is the best wine that can be possibly produced.
Often with a deep colour, the Pressing Matters Pinot exhibits a good balance of red and black fruits with cherries and plums. Each release has already been aged 3 or 4 years, so it is an older pinot than most, and as such has developed lengthy lines of acid and tannins and gives the wine a lovely long finish.