First Drop, Cold Sweat Syrah Craneford
Garnet red with purple hues with a complex nose of dark cherry, tomato leaf, celery, and pepper spice. A textured palate of fine graphite tannins supports complex dark cherry, savoury spice flavours. At the end of fermentation, 50% of the blend is aged in new French oak barrels and mature sur lie for 16 months.
Ideal with barbecued dishes, especially spareribs, braised beef and aged hard cheeses such as Gouda.
Born in 2004 with a thirst for creating wines meant to be enjoyed, not just admired. First Drop Wines is known for crafting deliciously exciting wines that not only stand the test of time but continue to push the boundaries of innovation.
The First Drop heritage traces back through generations of agriculturalists, winemakers, and wine lovers. With a strong connection to land and a dedication to hard work, John Retsas and the First Drop family lead with quality, sustainability, and purity at the forefront. The Estate source only the finest fruit from the Adelaide Hills, McLaren Vale, Eden Valley, and the Barossa Valley to achieve diversity, complexity, and flavour. Under our minimal intervention winemaking philosophy, the team ensure that each drop is relevant, incredibly drinkable, and most importantly – the best expression of the varietal and regional character. To achieve this, First Drop works with a network of growers all year round to ensure the appropriate care and consideration has gone into the vineyards. The impressive regions First Drop source from combine rich soils, ranging altitudes and ample sunlight to produce fruits with great depth and intense flavour.