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3 Drops Great Southern Pinot Noir 2017

3 Drops Pinot is here to help you in your endless thirst to find the perfect Pinot. From the 36 year old Patterson’s Vineyard this wine has great depth and will add another layer of reference. Built on bones that will let it improve with bottle age it can also break up the monotony of only drinking Pinot from Victoria.

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3 Drops Pinot is here to help you in your endless thirst to find the perfect Pinot. From the 36 year old Patterson’s Vineyard this wine has great depth and will add another layer of reference. Built on bones that will let it improve with bottle age it can also break up the monotony of only drinking Pinot from Victoria.

You’ll find 3 drops Southwest of Mount Barker in the heart of the Great Southern wine region of Western Australia is where. A family owned and run estate where vines and olive trees flourish side
by side in the pristine, cool climate. Their vineyards comprises of the Patterson’s Vineyard which was planted in 1982 and the new plantings on the family estate. Together they hold 15 hectares planted with Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Shiraz. Italian, Greek and Spanish varieties of olive trees thrive alongside the vines.

Service

Being so young, this is a wine that will certainly open up with air. I would pour a glass 30 minutes before intending to consume it.

Food Matches

The oaky/smoke flavours with match well with BBQ flavours, grilled octopus and much more.

Great Southern

The Great Southern wine region is Australia’s largest wine region by area. In the South of Western Australia it is 200 kilometres from east to west and over 100 kilometres from north to south.

Due to sheer distance it is easy to understand that significant variations of terroir exist. In general thought it is the coolest of WA’s viticultural areas. With a similar maritime influenced Mediterranean climate to Margaret River although with slightly less rainfall.

Pinot Noir

This is the most elusive grape. It is relatively early ripening and extremely sensitive to terroir. Its perfect place on earth is the Cote d’Or in Burgundy. So haunting are great red Burgundy’s charms that growers everywhere try to emulate them. Pinot Noir is not just a one trick pony, it can make great reds, rosé, sparkling and even sweet wines, whites on occasion and I’ve tasted a decent fortified Pinot Noir too.

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