2012 Forza Nebbiolo, First Drop Wines, Adelaide Hills, Australia 6x75cl Case

Category: 14.0%/vol, Adelaide-Hills, australia, first-drop, nebbiolo, red, Wine

Stock Arriving in July.

From a unique vineyard near Kersbrook in the northern Adelaide Hills (340m above sea level on complex sandy clay loams over shale) that is ideally suited to growing Nebbiolo, this wine is made with longevity in mind.The fruit was destemmed, wild fermented and gently plunged during its 30 day maceration. After which the wine was pressed to 40% new French oak hogsheads and matured sur lie for 20 months.

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.

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