Exclusive Prices on Carefully Curated Wines with First Cellars

By Sponsored, August 18, 2021

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First Cellars is offering exclusive sale prices on award-winning bottles of wines from around the globe, only for That's Shanghai readers. Check out what is available now, and snag a bottle (or six) before they run out of your favorites!

What is First Cellars 

First Cellars was founded by a New Zealander, a Swede, a Portuguese and a Kosovar. They love wine, but got tired of all the places offering low quality, high-priced wine here in China, and decided to do something about it.

The team brings together a sommelier for selecting wines, an e-commerce marketer to ensure a streamlined purchasing platform, an operations manager that also founded M1NT years ago and a liquor expert that understands the ins and outs of the industry. 

What you'll find on First Cellars is a wide selection of different bottles, set at an extremely reasonable price point with the majority of wines either being green (bio dynamic or ecological) and/or rated at least 90/100 points from reputable wine critics.

The Wine 

90+ Rated New Zealand Sauvignon Blancs

Original: RMB605/3 bottles, Sale Price: RMB365/3 bottles

New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc wines have taken the world by storm over recent years, with their bright, fruity aromas, and crisp, fresh flavors. First Cellars' sommelier Alex has selected three of his favorites, and for limited time, First Cellars is offering a 40% discount on each bottle for a price of only RMB365. That’s a savings of RMB240!

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2020 Yealands Sauvignon Blanc; Marlborough
 

Carefully selected parcels of Sauvignon Blanc from Yealand's Estate Seaview Vineyard in the Awatere Valley were used to craft this wine. It shows ripe notes of passionfruit and guava on the nose, underpinned with aromas of fresh herbs and blackcurrant. The palate is brimming with zingy fruit that is balanced with a long, crisp mineral finish. Rated 93/100 by Wine Orbit; Gold Medal at New Zealand International Wine Show.

2020 Catalina Sounds Sauvignon Blanc; Marlborough 

Situated in the picturesque Waihopai Valley, the vineyards unique location on the natural river terraces sets it apart from other Marlborough vineyards. Winemaker Peter Jackson believes his role as winemaker is to grow the best grapes, then simply steer the fruit in the right direction in order to best express the vibrant fruit flavors of Marlborough. The wine has a restrained yet powerful aromatic mix of varietal herbal notes complemented with tropical fruits, citrus and stone fruits and a precise stoney minerality. The palate is elegantly proportioned with a lovely refreshing finish and lingering acidity.
 Rated 95/100 by Bob Campbell; Gold Medal at International Challenge, London.

2020 Vidal Estate Sauvignon Blanc; Marlborough 

Established in 1906, Vidal Estate are one of New Zealand’s oldest wineries. They produce some of New Zealand’s finest wines, regularly awarded gold medals and 90+ ratings using 100% Sauvignon Blanc, from selected vineyards in the Marlborough region. Aromas of passionfruit and citrus lead into a palate showing a beautiful combination of ripe stone fruit, fresh herbs and a touch of tropical fruit. The acid is vibrant, juicy and reinforces the fine texture with tropical fruit flavors. Gold Medal at Royal Easter Show Wine Awards 2021. 

To purchase these three wines, scan the QR code below:IMG_0207.JPG

2019 Chapel Hill The Parson Shiraz 

Original: RMB630/3 bottles, Sale Price: RMB420/3 bottles

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Chapel Hill was established in in 1972 around a historic church that was built in 1865. They have some of the finest vineyards in South Australia’s premium McLaren Vale vineyards. They are particularly known for their Shiraz and Cabernet wines and regularly win international awards.

The Parson Shiraz displays generous aromas of mulberries, dusted with exotic Indian spices. The luscious palate is brimming with both Aniseed, ripe berry, and plum flavors that seamlessly integrate into the persistent mouth coating tannins.

To purchase this wine, scan the QR code below:

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Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut 

Original: RMB580/bottle, Sale Price: RMB380/bottle

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Perrier-Jouët was founded in 1811 in Epernay by Pierre-Nicolas-Marie Perrier and his wife, Adele Jouët. One of the most prestigious houses in Champagne, the firm was shipping wine to Great Britain by 1813 and to the United States by 1837.

Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut is the foundation on which Maison Perrier-Jouët built its reputation — a refined and balanced cuvée revealing the floral nuances of Chardonnay. Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut is vibrant with crisp green apple and citrus flavors on the palate. A perfect balance between the acidity and the delicate bubbles, giving it an amazing length.

To purchase this wine, scan the QR code below:

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Botter Prosecco 

Original: RMB295/3 bottles, Sale Price: RMB205/3 bottlesBotter-Prosecco-DOC-X-3.jpeg

Prosecco is an Italian white sparkling wine, generally a dry or extra dry. It is made from Glera grapes, formerly known also as Prosecco, but other grape varieties, such as Bianchetta Trevigiana, may be included. 

The name is derived from that of the Italian village of Prosecco near Trieste, where the grape may have originated. DOC Prosecco is produced in the regions of Veneto and Friuli Venezia Giulia, traditionally mainly around Conegliano and Valdobbiadene, in the hills north of Treviso.

This Prosecco has a typical crisp and delicate perlage. Pale light yellow in color, it has a delicate and complex bouquet with fruity notes that remind drinkers of peach and green apple, with secondary notes of acacia and lilac. 

It’s fresh and light on the palate, with balanced acidity and body and a harmonic long, persistent aftertaste. Gold medal at Mundus Vini, Gold medal at Concours Mondial de Bruxelles.

To purchase this wine, scan the QR code below:

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Tempted? We're sure you are. Scan the QR code to get your drink on...

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Please note that the First Cellars' warehouse is closed on weekends, so orders placed during that time will be shipped out the following Monday. 

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