3 Acres Central Otago Pinot Noir 2016
New Release - Bald Hills 3 Acres Pinot Noir is ready to drink now. Youthful yet elegant. This wine may also be cellared to enable further development.
4 STARS - Michael Cooper's Buyers Guide 2018
BRONZE - NZ International Wine Show 2017
Michael Cooper 2018 Edition Comments
"The youthful 2016 vintage (4*) was estate-grown at Bannockburn and matured for a year in French oak barriques (31 per cent new). Full, bright ruby, it is mouthfilling and vibrantly fruity, with fresh cherry, plum and spice flavours, well-integrated oak, and very good complexity and depth. Best drinking 2019+."
A delicious accompaniment to both luncheon and dinner dishes such as soups, salads, chicken, cheese, fish and meats. This wine will greatly enhance some of the stronger tasting meats such as duck and venison.
Winemaking and Viticulture
The fruit (10/5 & 115) was hand harvested between the 4th and 11th of April and destemmed into open top fermenters before being inoculated with selected wine yeasts to carry out the fermentation. The wine was aged in French Oak barriques for 12 months, of which 31% was new oak. The wine was bottled on 23 June 2017.
Deep purple, with purple hues. Fragrant red currants, vanilla, violets and spice with a touch of coffee, dried herb, cardamom and oak char. Soft velvety entry of plum, cherry, leather and tobacco. Lovely fine grained tannin structure with bright acidity, medium bodied with a long mineral finish.