We’ve produced our first sparkling wine! Our Blanc de Noir is made from 100% Pinot Noir fruit from our Patterson Vineyard in Mt Barker in the Great Southern wine region.
It is made in the traditional method (méthode champenoise) with half of our Pinot Noir grapes from the 2017 vintage going into this sparkling wine and the other half into our award-winning 2017 Pinot Noir.
3drops purchased the Patterson vineyard in June 2006. This vineyard planted by local Mount Barker school teachers, Arthur and Sue Patterson in 1982, is less than 2 kilometres from the original 3drops vineyard. Planted to Chardonnay, Shiraz and Pinot Noir, and now 36 years old, it continues to provide 3drops with the benefit of mature vines and distinctive terroir. The south facing Pinot Noir block provides the gradual, cool ripening that enables this variety to develop lush strawberry fruit characters which are complemented by appealing savoury complexity.
As you'll notice on the sparkling wine label there is a beautiful woman; 3 drops femme du monde (the woman of the world). She reflects the unique, contemporary brand culture, which 3 drops has become renowned for and instills a degree of sensuality to the branding of our sparkling wine.