Forza Nebbiolo 2012 - First Drop

First Drop

Forza Nebbiolo 2012


Renowned for its ageing capacity, Nebbiolo is one of the superstars of Italian wine. Transport it to Australia’s Adelaide Hills and you ratchet the volume up a notch or two. First Drop’s Forza is one to bury at the bottom of the wine rack as it’s only going to improve with age.

Matt and John – the lads behind First Drop – source the grapes from a vineyard near Kersbrook owned by their mate Caj. The wine spent 20 months mellowing in French oak, but it’s still a lively affair. It’s hard to describe; think biker’s Christmas (leather, orange, engine oil, dried fruit and clove-y spices) and a gun fight in a sweetshop (cordite, cherry drops, cola bottles and parma violets). When you eventually open it, serve with truffles, steak, wild mushrooms and slow-cooked stews.

Set up by Essex boy Matt Gant and South Australian John Retsas, First Drop is part winery and part frivolous merrymaking in a ginormous warehouse abandoned by Penfolds. This duo crafts grapes grown by their friends into fun-loving and easy-going wines with remarkable distinction and texture. They also do this without using animal products in the fining process, making the entire range vegan-friendly.

£3.47 per 100.00ml

SKU No.: 3075539

Style No.: 757710

Country: Australia
Region: Adelaide Hills
Grapes: Nebbiolo
Closure: Screw
Alcohol by volume (ABV): 14%
Volume: 750ml
Allergens: Sulphites

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