Attention-Grabbing Australians

A range of wines with more brilliance than a Broadway billboard lit up with 1000 watt bulbs... yes, you could say we like them!

First Drop Wines are made in the heart of Australia's Barossa Valley and are about a passion for life, fun and flavour. Made by ex-pat Matt Gant (originally from just down the road in Melton Mowbray), these are wines with personality and texture made from a mix of eclectic varieties and topped off with fun, crazy packaging.

The labels are like marmite because you'll either love or hate them, but regardless of which side of the packaging fence you stand on, the wines are STONKINGLY good. They're enough to grab your attention alone. Check out the range we're currently importing from down under;



Fun in the Sun 2013

A blend of Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay and Arneis create this deliciously refreshing and crisp dry white with racy minerality and thirst quenching fruitiness throughout. Vibrantly brilliant! (Ironically, as I type this blog, the first piece of real sun we've seen all week is shining through the window - there couldn't be a more apt wine to enjoy at this moment!) £11.99




The Land of Hope & Glory 2012

This is a refreshing blend of Arneis and Chardonnay producing a lovely, clean dry white with delightful pear fruit on the nose followed by lots of zesty acidity, minerality and peachy fruit flavours on the palate. Nicely fresh with rounded texture. £11.99


 


Arneis Vivo 2012

Hands up if you've tried this grape variety before? It's rarely bottled as a single varietal and what a shame with examples like this! Zippy and ultra fresh with lovely ripe fruit flavours and a lemon sherbet sprinkling. Delicious! £13.50

 

 


Chardonnay Mere et Fils 2012 

I've got a real soft spot for oaked Chardonnay, especially when it's as well made as this! Beautiful buttered toast aromas flow through to a rounded palate with nicely integrated oak giving a rich, creamy and sensual feel. £15.50


 

 

Mother of All Harvests 2012

We were swept off our feet when we first tasted this wine; it's a bright juicy blend of Tempranillo, Nebbiolo and Barbera that offers plenty of red fruit aromas flowing through to the deliciously fresh, bright and pretty palate of more ripe red fruits backed up by a sweet tannic structure. £11.99

 

 

Shiraz Mother's Milk 2012

You'll struggle to resist the charms of this big, bold and brilliant wine! There's a mountain of rich blackberry fruit flavours packed into this, wrapped in mellow tannins, a result of 15 months spent in French oak and balanced with good fresh acidity making you crave that second glass! £15.50


 

Cabernet Sauvignon Mother's Ruin 2012 

A rich blockbuster Cabernet drenched in plush blackcurrant fruit and chewy tannins which simply cry out for a juicy piece of red meat. Varietally expressive, undeniably well balanced and elegant, but it's not for the faint hearted, so pass the decanter! £15.50

 

 

 

Tempranillo Pintor 2010

A truly contemporary expression of this Rioja associated grape variety. Rich and almost gamey with further notes of plums supported by carefully judged oak. £19.50

 

 

Shiraz Ebeneezer Fat of the Land 2009 

A big gun in every sense but the beauty lies in the balance. Rich, big and broad, it's brimming with luscious blackberry jam flavours, dark berry fruits and spicy hints on the palate with beautifully supple texture. Explosive finish with intensity of blackcurrant fruit and wonderful persistence. £40.95

 

 

Shiraz The Cream 2009

An absolute blinder! Rich, textured and seamless with such gorgeous black fruit running throughout. Elegant and powerful with all of the components of a top quality Barossa Shiraz. It truly is the cream of the crop. £50.95

Prices correct at time of blog publication 20/02/14 

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Posted on 20/02/2014
by Danielle
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