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 …”
This is a lovely delicate expression of Pinot Noir with classic characters of strawberry, cherry, spice, mushroom and a hint of toasty oak. Pinot Noir is a challenging variety to grow as it calls for a good vineyard site and attention to detail in both the vineyard and the winery. Balgownie Es..
The 2013 Pinot Noir was harvested at 13.7 baume, 75% of the grapes were destemmed and the balance of 25% were left as whole bunches. Fermentation was allowed to take place naturally with indigenous yeast and hand plunged three times per day. The must was then pressed off the skins after 15 days and ..
Stoney Vineyard Pinot Noir is a wine of bright fruit and true varietal character. Grapes are harvested entirely by hand, typically in the middle of April. It benefits from a northerly vineyard aspect and long sunshine hours combined with strict viticultural regime.
Stoney Vineyard Pinot Noir is cra..
The wine has wonderful forest floor notes with a touch of spice, and dark cherries. Dense fruit weight with bright fruit expression, contrasts with assertive, focused tannin, providing structure, poise and wonderful length. We reckon it will reward five years in the cellar. If you can’t wait – or ev..
Grasshopper Rock is one of the world’s southern most vineyards, established in 2003 and dedicated exclusively to pinot noir. In establishing the vineyard, we searched for land that would provide the best conditions for consistently producing premium pinot noir in an elegant Central Otago style.