Wines of the month | First Ridge

Written by St. Urban Wines

First Ridge WinesHandcrafted Italian wines grown and made in Mudgee, Australia. 

As the Old Italian proverb goes, “age and bottles of wine should never be counted,” so drink up and enjoy the sweet life – la dolce vita! First Ridge is dedicated to growing and producing the finest Italian varietals in Mudgee and Australia. 

Located on the rolling ridges at an elevation of 580 metres the First Ridge Vineyard overlooks the beautiful Cudgegong river valley. First Ridge's strengths are its aspect, its vineyard management and the wonderful rocky ridges that are perfect for growing Vermentino, Barbera and Sangiovese.

Our top picks

1) The 2017 Pinot Grigio

Freshness is the key in making Pinot Grigio at this level - Harvested, crushed and pressed finished. Nashi Pears make an appearance alongside pith of lemon, the 2017 Pinot Grigio is bright, it’s fresh and most importantly it’s your friend.

2) The 2015 Sangiovese 

A lovely drink now wine.

Bright cherry, vanilla and spice are pronounced on the nose with tart cherry, plums and fig on the palate with a dark chocolate finish. The soft tannin and acidity allow for the varietal characteristics to linger. The sangiovese is best had with food and shared with friends.  

3) The 2015 Enzo Blend

Three colours of red - Sangiovese, Shiraz and Merlot all delivering a sense of uniqueness and togetherness, we are family. As a result the wine exhibits many facets of flavour, from primary fruits to alluring spice and lifted aromatics.

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