Mike Press Merlot 2018
Mike Press Pinot Noir is an elegant wine with soft dark fruit and a fresh violet lift. A spicy complexity on the finish, a great example of an expectational Pinot Noir. 2017 was a fantastic vintage in the Adelaide Hills with rains coming in late January which helped boost flavour and yields; Pinot Noir was definitely one of the standouts.
Pressed in whole bunches to ensure flavour and integrity of the fruit, the wine holds lovely red and black cherry notes complimented 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.
“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
Winery: Mike Press
Region: Adelaide Hills, Australia
Wine: Pinot Noir
Grape Variety: Pinot Noir