Friday, 25 November 2011

First Drop Home of the Brave Arneis 2008

Arneis grew up in the the Piedmont area of Italy where is performs brilliantly wide variety of foods.  It finds its best supporting role with seafood so it is perfect for summer.  The good examples of this variety have a pear and stone fruit flavour spectrum while the best ones can have a richer honey component but they all have a zesty acidity that keep them fresh.

First Drop Home of the Brave Arneis 2008

This smells like an old school chardonnay.  You remember the ones that had full oak treatment with a lot of lees stirring.  Well upon reading the back label I find out that this sees oak and lees stirring.  As a result this tastes nothing like an arneis.  The palate is pretty flat with none of those lovely lively acidity characteristics refreshing the palate.

Alcohol: 13.5%
Price: $35
Rated: 82
Drink: Now


  1. Come on now, give credit where it's due - their entry level arneis rocks.

  2. I think their entry level wine is made in a style that is suitable to arneis and definitely something that I would recommend.