2017 Pinot Noir
$220.00 per 12 bottle case
Variety: Pinot Noir
Planted: 1998 with Burgundian 777clone
Vineyard: Mike Press Single Vineyard, Lobethal, Adelaide Hills
Oak Maturation: 6 months in French Oak
When: Drink now or cellar for 5 to 10 years
Food: We all know Pinot and duck are a match made in heaven, but have you tried it with fresh Adelaide Hills cherries? Divine!
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.
“From a single estate, the wine matured in French oak. Has retained its primary crimson hue to an impressive degree; red and black cherry fruit are the flavour drivers, steering provided by some earthy/forestry varietal characters on the long palate. Is there nothing Mike Press can’t do” James Halliday
Mike is in love with the grape of Burgundy and in the words of wine writer Tyson Stelzer of Wine Taste Weekly:
“Mike Press has been working like a demon to refine pinot noir in his single-vineyard at Lobethal, high in the Adelaide Hills …” tysonstelzer.com