2015 MP1 Shiraz
$250.00 per 12 bottle case
Vineyard: Block One, Mike Press Single Vineyard, Lobethal, Adelaide Hills
Oak Maturation: American Oak for 24 months
When: Drink now or cellar for 5 to 10 years at least
Food: A wine that needs nothing to compliment it, but one that will enhance anything served alongside.
MP1 is the premium wine of the Mike Press Wines range. This wine is only made when Mike himself sees something outstanding in the vineyard and 2015 was a magical vintage.
Clones were taken from 100-year-old shiraz vines and have been planted in the Mike Press vineyard since 1978. Due to the vine age and great root stock these vines have all the hallmarks to produce an outstanding cool climate shiraz, showing soft forest fruit with a hint of pepper. Mike Press spends his days in the vineyard and watches carefully the growing season for these vines. The fruit needs to be sitting at a premium quality and yields managed to ensure concentration of flavours are evident.
Already showing great potential this vintage of the MP1 Shiraz has the capacity to age for many more years to come. Bottle age will allow the wine to develop, the tannin structure to really soften and form into a seamless shiraz.
This is a full-bodied shiraz, with outstanding length on the palate and exceptional concentration of flavours.
MP1 is our premium label. It is only made when Mike feels he has something special to put into this label.
This 2015 Shiraz from our single vineyard is our fifth wine in this range.
We believe this to be a worthy wine for the MP1 name. It will continue to cellar and reward you for many years.