First Drop `Minchia` Montepulciano 2010 (6 x 750mL), Adelaide Hills, SA.

Liquor Act 2007: It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years. Liquor licence LIQP770010049

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$32.99 per Bottle
$197.94 per pack
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A sexy, svelte interpretation of flamboyant Montepulciano.

A sensual, yet exuberant wine. This Montepulciano, an Australian expression of this southern Italian variety, is teasingly textured, whilst bursting with ‘Shirazamatazz’ flavour.

SA - Adelaide / Adelaide Hills
South Australia

Expert Reviews

While First Drop is based in the Barossa Valley and highlights its subregions on the shirazes it produces, winemaker Matt Gant has a thing for Mediterranean varieties including montepulciano, which hails from Abruzzo, Italy. He calls it "monte" and has been a fan of this variety in Australia because it's juicy, fresh and medium-bodied. The 2010 is vibrant and lively with a core of dark red fruit with liquorice, yet this is most definitely savoury with chalky tannins and cleansing acidity. Loads of personality, like the winemaker. Enjoy with spaghetti bolognese.

Jane Faulkner, Saturday Age `Unusual Varieties` September 2013

Winery Tasting Notes


Dark ruby red


Lifted raspberry, dark cherry aromas


Vibrant kirsch, with zesty minerality and a spicy, lingering finish

Grub Match

Osso bucco, braised veal cheeks


Drink up, but also a 5-8 year proposition.

SA - Adelaide / Adelaide Hills
Grape Style
Other Red Varietals
Closure Type
Screwcap closure

Winery Profile

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Matt ‘Gantos’ Gant and John ‘JR’ Retsas are two mates with a lifelong commitment to making kick-arse booze. These are wines with flavour, texture and a splash of funk, made with the best fruit from unique patches of the Barossa, Adelaide Hills and McLaren Vale.

First Drop is about life, flavour, and fun – wines to drink! You might have noticed that we have a pretty artistic approach to our packaging too. Whether it’s the Hogarth-inspired Mother’s Ruin illustration or the funked-up street art on the 2% Shiraz, this is booze that looks as good as it tastes.

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