2017 was a fantastic vintage in the Adelaide Hills with rains coming in late January which help boost flavour and yields; Pinot Noir was definitely one of the stand outs.
This pinot is pressed in whole bunches to ensure flavour and integrity of the fruit. The wine holds lovely red and black cherry complemented with earthy tones. The nose shows a fresh violet lift with a spicy complexity on the finish. Soft length on the palate in balance with fine tannins to give it
definition and structure.
Mike Press Pinot Noir is an elegant wine with soft dark fruit and a fresh violet lift. This wine has a spicy complexity on the finish, a great example of an expectational Pinot Noir.
MIKE PRESS 2017 PINOT NOIR
Tyson Stelzer - October 2018
Mike Press Adelaide Hills Single Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017
Bunch thinning thrice during the growing season and maturation in French oak does not sound like the recipe for a pinot noir that sells for less than $20. It tastes like it’s worth double its price, an elegant expression of this high vineyard, capturing rose petal fragrance and morello cherry and strawberry hull flavours, framed in finely structured tannins and tangy acidity. It carries with length and character, and will blossom in time, propelled as much by acidity as tannin.