Price per item - £120.00 inc.VAT - (£100.00 ex.VAT)
This wine demonstrates the perfect marriage of these two Piedmontese varieties – the fruit and acidity of Barbera melds perfectly with the savoury character and structure of Nebbiolo.Although it’s an approachable style from a single vineyard near Kersbrook in the northern Adelaide Hills (340m above sea level on complex sandy clay loams over shale), it’s also serious kit!
First Drop Winery was founded in 2004. Matt ‘Gantos’ Gant and John ‘JR’ Retsas, approached the world of fashionable wines with the serious desire to make wines to appreciate. They follow the philosophy that their wines should be open and approachable by everybody, requiring absolutely no knowledge to love.
Straightaway they knew they were torn between their love of typical Aussie styles (i.e Barossa Shiraz) and a love of diversity. hence their brilliant inclusion of Italian, Spanish and Portuguese grapes into their wines. This looking like too complex a decision to make – they decided to make both. To do this, they work with superb fruit from Adelaide Hills, McLaren Vale and Barossa, selecting vineyards for different grapes after intense microclimate research.
Fast forward to now, they are one of the most vibrant and expressive wineries in Australia, and we are more than happy to be importing them again. From their superb Mother’s Milk and Mother’s Ruin benchmark Barossa wines, to the exciting and different Touriga-Nacional examples to the Italian stars using Nebbiolo and Montepulciano to great effect, there are wines here for everybody.
Price per bottle - £60.00 inc.VAT
Immediately impressive, this wine reveals its class from the start. Brambly fruit underpinned by subtle oaky nuances, lovely sweet spice - warm star anise with a touch of cinnamon. This...
Price per bottle - £45.00 inc.VAT
This lush blend has abundant rich berry flavours of Grenache and tangy Cinsault and is dry but with an appealing roundness and fresh finish.
Price per bottle - £66.00 inc.VAT
At an elevation of around 160m the ground around Saint Saturnin is primarily made up of stony clay/limestone soils. The dry climate naturally reduces the yields here which in turn...