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First Drop Wines Bella Coppia Arneis

Cracka Review

Appearance: Pale straw, with tinges of green.

Nose: Nashi pear and passionfruit, with a hint of lime Palate.

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

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

Winemaker's Notes

Appearance: Pale straw, with tinges of green.

Nose: Nashi pear and passionfruit, with a hint of lime Palate.

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

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

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First Drop Wines Bella Coppia Arneis

Expert Reviews

Tyson Stelzer (2011 Vintage) says
2011 was a game-changing vintage across south-eastern Australia, a tough, cool season that worked magic with some vineyards. Bella Coppia is cooler, calmer and fresher than ever, a wine of dazzling acidity and mouthfilling texture. Crunchy lemons, grapefruit zest, a hint of almost ripe honeydew and a varietal note of dried grass are all part of the parade here, making for a perfect match with sushi and sashimi. This could just be the finest First Drop Arneis yet.
2012
Wine Taste Special Edition 77 - Adelaide Hills Whites
93
James Halliday (2011 Vintage) says
To 2014
Australian Wine Companion 2013
89
Tyson Stelzer (2010 Vintage) says
This is masterfully handled arneis, crunchy and zesty with perfectly gauged phenolic grip on the finish. Almost ripe nashi pear, tangy grapefruit and lily petal unite to create a clean, fresh style.
WINE 100 Magazine - 2011
93
James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
2013
Australian Wine Companion 2012
91
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
89
Nick Stock (2009 Vintage) says
These lads are best known for their reds, but here's a terrific fresh and crisp white. Fine, fresh citrus and floral notes, some sweet grassy nuances, sweet fresh herbs and a flinty, minerally edge. The palate's clean-cut and crisp, delivering bright nashi-pear, green-apple and citrus flavours, finishing with airy freshness.
The Good Wine Guide 2011
Peter Forrestal (2008 Vintage) says
If there's one grape variety I hate, it's arneis. Without exception, in Australia it makes boring, bland whites. Tis a weed that should never have been let out of northern Italy ... Actually, when I said 'without exception', I was being somewhat economical with the truth. I am disappointed to have to admit that not only do I think this First Drop is a good wine, but I actually like it. Gulp. I've drunk and enjoyed it. There are attractive ripe, intense, sweet tropical fruit flavours that almost dance on the palate, and it finishes crisp and fresh
Quaff 2010 2009
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Offers a positive and fragrant bouquet with citrus rind/ citrus zest aromas followed by a lively palate with good thrust. Watch this space
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
90
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
Cool pear fruit bouquet, with tangy acid and a crisp, even finish.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
89

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