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2017 First Foot Forward Chardonnay

Yarra Valley, VIC

96 point Chardonnay from Martin Siebert at First Foot Forward. Drop-dead bargain!

HIGH SCORE

$27.00

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About The Wine

Martin Siebert has an impressive resume having worked at the well-reputed Benjamin Leroux in Burgundy, Pegasus Bay in NZ and Yarra Yering in the Yarra Valley. His own project here now with First Foot Forward. The wines show every ounce of his experience.

This is Chardonnay from a very cool site in the Yarra, grown during the splendid 2017 vintage. If you like Yarra Chardonnay, you're going to like this - it's as simple as that.

James Halliday likened this wine to "polishing 24-carat gold." in his outstanding 96 point review.

This is great drinking here for the Yarra fan that's not going to bust the bank. 

About First Foot Forward

Martin Siebert's sensational value range of wines burst onto the Yarra Valley wine scene with his excellent 2015 vintage release.

Made in classic Yarra Valley styles, her delivers excellent drinking with interest at a very modest price-point.

A label to watch for the serious Yarra bargain hunter.

Winemaker Martin Siebert
Winemaker Martin Siebert
Yarra Valley, VIC
Additional Info

From The Producer

I have been a part of this vineyard (in various roles) for ten of its twenty-one year life and I have always impressed with how meticulously cared for it is by owner Jody Dawson. Perched high in the Dandenong Ranges just inside the southern boundary of the Yarra Valley, this is a unique and challenging site.

The site leans steeply into the morning sun. It’s unirrigated and very cool. After a long ripening season, the golden green bunches were hand picked and pressed to tank for brief settling. The very cloudy juice filled the barrels (mostly seasoned 500L Puncheons) to undergo wild fermentation. One of the five barrels was left to go through malo; the others were sulphured shortly after dry to retain freshness.

After nine months in barrel, on lees, the final blend was made and bottled.

Blend : Chardonnay (100%)
ABV : 13.50%
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2030
Bottle Size : 750ml
Production : 194 dozen

Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

96Points
Halliday Wine Companion

"Hand-picked, wild-fermented in puncheons, 20% mlf, matured on lees for 9 months. This would immediately be identified as an Upper Yarra Valley wine, but it's nowhere near all the other vineyards - it's higher and leans steeply into the morning sun. The wine is intensely focused, long and linear. All the right winemaking steps have been done, but it's like polishing 24-carat gold." - James Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion)

Delivery

Delivery is Free for any order over $149 or more, or just $10 for any orders of $149 or less. There is no minimum order quantity and you can mix and match as much as you like. Make your perfect mixed pack!

Sydney Metro orders will be delivered the next day 6 days per week, Monday through Saturday. We can guarantee delivery before Christmas as long as you get your order in by midnight 23rd of December. Please refer to this map to see if your address is considered Sydney Metro here.

Melbourne Metro orders are picked up from our Sydney warehouse every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday and delivered the following day in Melbourne (Tues/Wed/Fri). We can guarantee delivery before Christmas as long as you get your order in by midnight 22nd of December. Please refer to this map to see if your address is considered Melbourne Metro here.

Australia Wide Deliveries outside of Sydney and Melbourne metro are all delivered with Australia Post's eParcel wine delivery service. They pick up from us at 12pm Monday through Friday. When your order has been dispatched you'll receive tracking information to your email. Unfortunately with the complications of Covid and expected Christmas surge Australia Post are being extremely vague about delivery times. You will need to have your order placed before midnight 10th of December if you want to ensure it’s there for Christmas.

Authority to Leave and other delivery instructions can be left in the ‘SPECIAL REQUESTS’ box during checkout. The 'SPECIAL REQUESTS' box can be found on the here page before the final checkout page.

Warehouse Pickup is available at our Sydney warehouse at 3 Fig, Ultimo, 2007. You are not able to browse our warehouse shelves and we are not licenced to sell over the counter, so please place your order online or over the phone before arriving. Feel free to call on arrival on 1300 668 385 and we can bring your order out to your vehicle.

Express Same Day Delivery is available for Sydney postcodes within 10km of the CBD. There is a $10 delivery surcharge and the order is needs to be placed before 12pm midday

Our Heat Policy can be viewed here. If you would like us to hold dispatch of your order for milder weather please leave instructions to do so in the 'SPECIAL REQUESTS' box found on the cart page before the final checkout. We are happy to hold it for as long as you like. All orders are fully insured so you can buy with full confidence that these tasty beverages will get to you in tip-top shape.

Returns are free for 100 days after purchase. You can view the conditions of our return policy here

For any other shipping related inquiries, please see our helpful FAQ, email us at hello@differentdrop.com or call us on 1300 668 385..

FaQs

Do I have to order in dozens? No, please mix it up! You can order wines in any quantity and variation you like. You can order 1 bottle or 50. We challenge you to make the ultimate mixed pack of wine!

Are there volume discounts? No, our pricing is designed to be the best in market already - no marking up and then discounting down! For very large orders (weddings, etc) we are open to negotiating though. Just give us a call.

Do we price match? Yes, within reason. Everyday low & consistent pricing is something we strongly believe in. We want our customers to feel confident they are always getting the best price. If you see a price lower somewhere else let us know and we'll consider matching it. We'll even retrospectively issue you store credit if you have already purchased from us but you see a lower price somewhere later on. Our price match policy can be seen here.

Can coupons and discounts be stacked? No, only one discount or coupon can be applied to an order at once.

I am trying to add more of a wine to my cart but it won’t let me? This means we are running low on stock of that wine. So for example, if the website will only allow you to add 3 bottles and no more, then that is all we have of that particular wine. The good news is we may be able to order more for you. Just contact us on 1300 668 385 or hello@differentdrop.com and we'll organise the additional quantity for you.

Does Different Drop have a physical store? No. More of a warehouse/office. We do however offer a Click & Collect option from our warehouse in Ultimo, Sydney. Our warehouse address for Click & Collect is: 3 Fig St, Ultimo, 2007/ Please make sure you have placed your order before arriving at the warehouse

Can I special order a wine you do not sell? If it’s doable, then we’ll make it happen. Just contact us directly via phone, chat or email and we’ll find out for you right away. Please note that in most cases special orders such as these will need to be in full case lots (6 or 12 bottles).

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