2022 Pressing Matters Pinot Noir 750Ml BottleRegular price $77.00
Wow, this 2022 pinot clearly adds further proof that the coterie of classy wines in this area are amongst the best pinot producers in Tasmania AND Australia (Tolpuddle, Pooley, and Stargazer- Sam's own small but classy label).
The "Grand Cru region of Tasmania" is gaining credence as a new informal name (by the likes of me and other lovers of this group of vineyards) for the Coal River Valley. This 2022 is an amazing wine for several reasons, apart from the fact that it tastes seductive, vibrant and classy. Firstly it doesn't show anything like its 12.8% alcohol (like old-school red Burgundy alcohols); such is its completeness, density and juicy ripeness. Secondly it doesn't show its 20% new oak; such is its inherent (and somewhat "hidden" power, by that I mean it's only there when you think about it, otherwise its a delicious, well balanced and high class young pinot. The 20% whole bunch fermentation adds a little "spice" to the pot, and the resulting red is a riot of red and blue fruits underpinned by pomegranate crunch, dry twigs, pine needles, cinnamon stick, dry lavender and rose petals.
The tannins are ripe and very well integrated, firm but silky. Buy some, it's a belter! Bravo. - Randall