First Drop Wines Bella Coppia Arneis 2009
The aim throughout the fruit processing stage is to preserve the fresh flavours by gentle handling, and by keeping the fruit and juice as cool as possible. The hand picked fruit is crushed as soon as it arrives at the winery and the free run juice drained off immediately. This is then fermented by a neutral yeast strain at low temperatures of 12-15ºC so that the wine maintains primary fruit aromas and flavours. Throughout the process the aim is for minimal handling, and attention to detail, ensuring that the delicate aromatics are not compromised. Fermented to dryness, this wine was filtered and bottled soon after vintage in June 2009.
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.
Food Pairings for First Drop Wines Bella Coppia Arneis
This is the ultimate summer cleanser. Forget your G&T, this Arneis from the cool climbs 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!
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