First Drop Wines

Vivo Arneis

8.75 ratings
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Adelaide Hills, Mount Lofty Ranges, South Australia, Australia
Arneis
Top Notes For
Casey @ Travelling Corkscrew

I had to go up to Osborne Park last weekend to pick up a few things so naturally a stop into La Vigna on Walcott St was a must. I spotted this bottle of First Drop Arneis from the Adelaide Hills and couldn't resist! It was about $25 from memory.

Arneis is an Italian grape varietal which literally means 'little rascal' in Piemontese. It's called this because it is regarded as a somewhat difficult variety to grow. I'm not sure how difficult it is here in Aussie to grow but I find it an intriguing variety and when I spot one, I tend to buy it.

In the glass it's a yellow shade with a green tinge. The nose is full of spiced pears and apples with hints of minerality and Mr. Spittoon was picking up whiffs of strawberry fields. In the mouth it's rather full in flavour with crunchy upfront lemon acidity that has a lush creamy finish. Hard to describe, yet totally enjoyable.

All opinions are based on my own taste buds. Wine is subjective & always evolving, so make sure you drink what you enjoy! #tcweekdaywine
#tctastingnotes

I had to go up to Osborne Park last weekend to pick up a few things so naturally a stop into La Vigna on Walcott St was a must. I spotted this bottle of First Drop Arneis from the Adelaide Hills and couldn't resist! It was about $25 from memory.

Arneis is an Italian grape varietal which literally means 'little rascal' in Piemontese. It's called this because it is regarded as a somewhat difficult variety to grow. I'm not sure how difficult it is here in Aussie to grow but I find it an intriguing variety and when I spot one, I tend to buy it.

In the glass it's a yellow shade with a green tinge. The nose is full of spiced pears and apples with hints of minerality and Mr. Spittoon was picking up whiffs of strawberry fields. In the mouth it's rather full in flavour with crunchy upfront lemon acidity that has a lush creamy finish. Hard to describe, yet totally enjoyable.

All opinions are based on my own taste buds. Wine is subjective & always evolving, so make sure you drink what you enjoy! #tcweekdaywine
#tctastingnotes

1 person found it helpfulMar 8th, 2017
Casey @ Travelling Corkscrew

I’m loving the amount of Arneis popping up around the country. If you haven’t come across this white Italian grape variety yet, this ‘little rascal’ (yes that’s literally what it means!) is crisp, dry and aromatic.

I’ve had some great Arneis from the likes of Vineyard 28 and Paul Nelson Wines in Western Australia, Holm Oak in Tasmania and Dal Zotto in Victoria’s King Valley.

And now I have another one to add to that list - introducing First Drop’s ‘Vivo’ 2019 Arneis from South Australia’s Adelaide Hills region. A big thanks to Good Pair Days for sending this sample bottle over 🙌

I also love the sound of Good Pair Days matching recipe for this wine - Ham & Cheese Bake - yum!

This wine is also #vegan 🌱 friendly.

In the glass the wine is fairly pale with a lemon tinge. On the nose it’s floral and herby with some peach and nectarine coming through. It really has a gorgeous smell to it, in fact I would love a bottle of it in perfume form 😂 In the mouth it’s a mix of sweet navel oranges 🍊 , nashi pear 🍐 , green apples 🍏 and lime. Smooth and crisp!

This wine was sent to me as a sample, I was under no obligation to post about it.

All opinions are based on my own taste buds. Wine is subjective & always evolving, so make sure you drink what you enjoy!

#gifted
#wine

I’m loving the amount of Arneis popping up around the country. If you haven’t come across this white Italian grape variety yet, this ‘little rascal’ (yes that’s literally what it means!) is crisp, dry and aromatic.

I’ve had some great Arneis from the likes of Vineyard 28 and Paul Nelson Wines in Western Australia, Holm Oak in Tasmania and Dal Zotto in Victoria’s King Valley.

And now I have another one to add to that list - introducing First Drop’s ‘Vivo’ 2019 Arneis from South Australia’s Adelaide Hills region. A big thanks to Good Pair Days for sending this sample bottle over 🙌

I also love the sound of Good Pair Days matching recipe for this wine - Ham & Cheese Bake - yum!

This wine is also #vegan 🌱 friendly.

In the glass the wine is fairly pale with a lemon tinge. On the nose it’s floral and herby with some peach and nectarine coming through. It really has a gorgeous smell to it, in fact I would love a bottle of it in perfume form 😂 In the mouth it’s a mix of sweet navel oranges 🍊 , nashi pear 🍐 , green apples 🍏 and lime. Smooth and crisp!

This wine was sent to me as a sample, I was under no obligation to post about it.

All opinions are based on my own taste buds. Wine is subjective & always evolving, so make sure you drink what you enjoy!

#gifted
#wine

Nov 15th, 2019
Molly K

This was a hit. Crisp, mineral just enough tart to pair nicely with dinner.

This was a hit. Crisp, mineral just enough tart to pair nicely with dinner.

Dec 30th, 2016
Antonio Capurso

Colour: extremely transparent, pale yellow (almost no colour at all).

Nose: Delicate flower note (white rose); hint of stone fruit and pears; subtle and elegant overall.

Palate: Medium body, subtle, not too acid – zesty citrus, but not too much. Sauvignon blanc style, drinkable, but not too complex.

(4th October 2016 – The Sampler, Islington - Enomatic)

Colour: extremely transparent, pale yellow (almost no colour at all).

Nose: Delicate flower note (white rose); hint of stone fruit and pears; subtle and elegant overall.

Palate: Medium body, subtle, not too acid – zesty citrus, but not too much. Sauvignon blanc style, drinkable, but not too complex.

(4th October 2016 – The Sampler, Islington - Enomatic)

Oct 15th, 2016
Antonio Capurso

Nose: citrus, apricot
Palate: fresh and dry, well balanced, a bit of complexity

(The Sampler - summer tasting - 26/6/2016)

Nose: citrus, apricot
Palate: fresh and dry, well balanced, a bit of complexity

(The Sampler - summer tasting - 26/6/2016)

Jun 27th, 2016
Lisa Hutton

Lisa had this 7 years ago

Lisa had this 7 years ago

Mar 25th, 2014