First Drop `Vivo` Arneis 2013 (6 x 750mL), Adelaide Hills, SA.

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This is the ultimate summer cleanser. Forget your G&T, this Arneis from the cool climes of the Adelaide Hills will quench and refresh. Citrus and lime zest with a hint of nashi pear and minerality.

But this wine isn’t just an aperitivo tease. Its purity of fruit, zippy persistence, and finely textured finish make it the ‘perfect match’ for a feast of dishes. You’ll love it….we love it!

SA - Adelaide / Adelaide Hills
South Australia

Expert Reviews

I’ve said it before, will say it again, it sometimes feel like it’s a two-horse race for cool stakes between vermentino and arneis in the newer white varieties floating around the Australian domestic wine production scene. For me, arneis is the clear winner from early efforts – more textural interest, more aromatic interest, takes on different winemaking permutations well and offers more in glass when done well. The best vermentinos in Australia so far show some complexity, but not to the loftier (comparatively) heights arneis can scale. Of course this is all pretty much generalisation and putting egg before chicken in some respects. This from First Drop lads and the Adelaide Hills.

Distinct anise/fennel character over lime, floral notes, cucumber. It’s darn fresh and vital in bouquet, and the vibe is echoed in the tight, chalky-textured palate. Flavours drag long, it’s easy to drink, finishes with gently sweet pear fruit character and has a clarity and purity that feels good. Texture builds with pithiness and talc-like minerality and it finishes with a nutty, briny saline quality. It’s not overly complex, but enough to be compelling, and the flavour profile holds interest coupled to the perfume. Good work. Good drinking. Like this a lot. Rating 92 - Mike Bennie, The Wine Front (DEC/2013)

Watery white. Almondy citrus aroma and green apple, pear and a stony overlay. Surprisingly rounded and ripe on the palate – but at the same time brisk and very fresh. Creamy texture, fresh acidity. Described accurately on the back label as 'the ultimate summer cleanser'. Well sustained.

Rating 16 - Jancis Robinson, (JUL/2013)

Bright straw. Pungent, mineral-accented aromas of pear, orange zest, jasmine and white pepper. Silky and palate-coating but also bracingly dry, with tightly focused citrus and orchard fruit flavors and a late note of succulent herbs. Rich but nervy wine, with excellent finishing cling and a touch of bitter pear skin. Rating 90 - Josh Raynolds, Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar (JUL/2013)

Winery Tasting Notes


Pale straw, with tinges of green


Nashi pear and passionfruit, with a hint of lime


Nashi pear and pithy fruit flavours dominate, with lime zest and minerality, making the palate long and zingy. Some say Sauvignon Blanc, I say Arneis!

Grub Match

Fresh scallops with ginger and shallots; chilli crabs; salt n pepper squid; agnolotti al plin


Drink up!

SA - Adelaide / Adelaide Hills
Grape Style
Other White Varietals
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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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