First Drop Mother's Milk Shiraz 2008
Garnet red with purple hues color
A complex nose of dark cherry and blackberry aromas with a hint of forest floor and spice.
Pa l a t e Vibrant dark cherry and blackberry with a hint of ‘wombat rolled in all spice' balanced with an even, textural palate with soft, supple tannins
Ce l l a r i n g Drink up, but also a 5-8 year proposition.
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First Drop is based at the ‘Home of the Brave’ winery in Nuriootpa (Barossa Valley, South Australia) they describe their winemaking philosophy as “A sensibility for tradition with a passion for innovation.” This shines through in their eclectic range of wines that seek to show sensitive expressions, where site selection is paramount. They source fruit from vineyards in the Adelaide Hills, McLaren Vale and Barossa to deliver a diverse and exciting line up.
The Barossa Zone encompasses the Barossa Valley and Eden Valley. Some of the oldest vines in Australia can be found here.
Barossa Valley of course is the most important and famous wine growing region in all of Australia where 140+ year-old, dry-farmed Shiraz vines still produce inky, purple and dense juice for some of Australia's best wines.
In the cooler, wetter Eden Valley sub-region, the Hill of Grace vineyard is home to famous Shiraz vines from the 1800s but the region produces also some of Australia’s very best and age-worthy Rieslings.
Marked by an unmistakable deep purple hue and savory aromatics, Syrah makes an intense, powerful and often age-worthy red. Native to the Northern Rhône, Syrah achieves its maximum potential in the steep village of Hermitage and plays an important component in the Red Blends of Southern Rhône, adding color and structure to Grenache and Mourvèdre. Syrah is the most widely planted grape of Australia and is important in California and Washington. Sommelier Secret—Such a synergy these three create together, the Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre trio often takes on the shorthand term, “GSM.”