First Drop Mothers Ruin 2012
What is 'Mother's Ruin?' Back around the turn of the 20th century, the Brits consumed on average of 14 gallons of Mother's Ruin (AKA Gin) every year. Now we're not advocating binge drinking, but this is made in that 'easy to go down' style that one could quite handedly consume 14 gallons of per year. This restrained, well balanced expression of McLaren Vale Cabernet Sauvignon is an ode to the 'luncheon claret', but it's not as green and austere as that favorite lunchtime libation at the gentleman's club. Early picked fruit from a single vineyard with good breeding in the Willunga foothills results in an elegant, varietal style that has classic First Drop drinkability.
First Drop is about passion for life, fun and flavour! Matt Gant and John Retsas are mates with a lifelong commitment to making kick-ass booze from eclectic grape varieties grown in the best bits of the Barossa, Adelaide Hills and McLaren Vale. First Drop’s stellar quality wines and unique approach to packaging have caught the eye of drinkers and wine scribes the world over.