Pressing Matters R139 Riesling 375ml 2021


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Coal River Valley, Australia
96 points


At the helm of Pressing Matters and her own venture, Stargazer, Samantha Connew, one of Tasmania's preeminent winemakers, brings a wealth of experience from her noteworthy tenures in Oregon, New Zealand, and a decade at Wirra Wirra. This delectable sticky is crafted through the meticulous cane-cut method, where a precise cut allows the grapes to wither on the vine, ceasing the water supply and intensifying the sugar content within the berries. An ideal companion to cheese and muscatels, it unveils a nose rich with vibrant lime, apricot, and honey aromas. The palate, luxuriously unctuous and concentrated, unfolds seamlessly, reaching a zenith of cumquat, marmalade, and preserved lime notes, while the soft acidity gracefully traverses the palate, ensuring an even and delightful finish.

The vines selected for the dessert riesling are cane-cut where the grapes are then left to shrivel on the vine, concentrating the sugar within the berries, before being harvested later in the season.

After selective hand-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.


96 points
James Halliday

From the Coal River Valley; made by Sam Connew. Acidity is the secret to all things sweet, and the cool 2021 harvest was idyllic for wines of this ilk. Pale straw green; it leaps from the glass with brilliant purity of white lily fragrance, Granny Smith apple, lime and lemon. Not a molecule out of place. Sublime line and length. Irresistibly seductive right away, with decades of potential yet.


Screw cap
Serving Temp.
11-14 °C
Food pairing
To experience heaven, match the R139 with blue vein and sheep's cheeses, or a fruity dessert, keeping in mind that the wine should be sweeter than the dessert.

Tasting Profile

A huge nose of intense lime, apricot and honey. The palate is rich and unctuous, with fabulous concentration but never heavy. It builds and finishes with a crescendo of cumquat and preserved lime notes. Tangy acidity is cleverly concealed and keeps everything in check and lively.
On the palate, this wine unfolds with richness and unctuous texture, showcasing fabulous concentration without becoming cumbersome. The experience crescendos with vibrant cumquat and preserved lime notes, while cleverly concealed tangy acidity ensures a balanced and lively finish.

Pressing Matters R139 Riesling 375ml 2021

Pressing Matters R139 Riesling 375ml 2021

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