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Skinsy Sensations Sampler Pack

Six of the most delicious Aussie skin contact / orange / amber wines around. The perfect way to introduce yourself to this fascinating wine style!

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The rise of skin contact white wines in Australia has added another interesting orange tinge to the rich tapestry of Australian wine.

From rosy Pinot Gris and spicy wacky blends to some rarely-seen varieties, you'll get to see some of the best Australian examples of the style in this pack. 

Great value and the perfect place to start exploring the delicious world of skin contact white wines.

2019 Arfion Fever

Dave Mackintosh loves to explore with skin contact whites. He's been playing with this idea for a few years, experimenting with his Smokestack Lightning range.

The Fever is a blend of 5 varieties from a single vineyard fermented on skins to showcase the character of the vintage.

The wine goes through natural malo, the fruit dictating how much goes through this process, then it is sent to bottle without cleaning up.

This is a bright and very well made version of an amber wine. If you want to explore this wine style, then Dave's offering is a very sophisticated place to start.

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2019 Ravensworth Seven Months

The Ravensworth Seven Months is one of Bryan Martin's favourite wines to make. Excitingly, this year, the 2019 release is all estate grown fruit from Bryan's own vineyard in Murrumbateman.

The classic three variety blend of Pinot Gris, Riesling, Gewurztraminer fermented on skins in ceramic egg for seven months (hence the name), with this extended skin contact adding all sorts of colour, texture and complexity.

This year's might be the best to date, a glorious mouthful of fruit that's slippery, grippy, textural and thought-provoking.

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2018 Garagiste Cotier Riesling

The Côtier label started with some experimentation from Mornington Peninsula winemaker Barney Flanders, but with this third set of releases in 2018 they look to be a permanent part of the Garagiste range. He's not jumping on the natural, 'skinsy' wine bandwagon.

He has his own reasons, such as deepening his knowledge of the region and the varieties he loves. The wines have their own voice. The Riesling is a belter. Where you classically think of acidity first with Riesling, here, as Barney describes, "Acid is usually the framework but with this, it’s the phenolics - they give the wine direction."

It's a textural, savoury style of Riesling. Something unique but not 'too' out-there. Delicious drinking with interest.

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MV Brave New Wine Doppelganger

Doppelgänger is another quirky yet delicious creation from the lovely Yoko and Andries over at Brave New Wine.

After varying degrees of skin contact on each variety through ferment, Riesling, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Vermentino are aged in a combination of old barrels and ceramic eggs under a thin veil of flor.

There's uber amounts of skinsy texture here. A faint nuttiness and something like kombucha. Served blind, this would be a very difficult wine to put your finger on. The tannins are tight, the acid is mouth watering, the volume of fruit is ample to all the winemaking thrown at it.

It certainly won't be fore everyone, but it is a truly interesting drinking experience.

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2019 Vignerons Schmolzer & Brown Grauburgunder

This is the first venture into amber winemaking for Tessa and Jeremy at VS&B.

This is the way Pinot Gris should be treated. The Graüburgunder (German for Pinot Gris) spends a goodly time on skins before being pressed, allowing the natural colour and tannin of the variety to shine.

It's an excellent first crack at the wine style. There's loads of fresh stone fruit and florals to be enjoyed, yet the flavours are fresh and crisp, with clean acidity and plenty of definition.

So many producers are trying their hand at orange winemaking at the moment, this is one of the most successful debut releases we've seen.

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2019 Dormilona Skinnie Sauvignon Blanc

Sauvignon Blanc is a great variety to experiment with. Winemaker Jo Perry plays around with it a bit here, pushing this Sauvignon Blanc into the realm of the weird and wonderful.

The fruit is crushed straight into a combination of amphora and open top bins, then left to hang out of skins for a full six weeks before bottling. No fining. No filtration. No adds. Just the awesome raw essence of Sauvignon Blanc.

If you're in the market for crisp dry whites, you may want to look elsewhere. But if funky, textural wines with a wild personality are your thing, this is going to be right up your alley.

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Great selection of unique wines

Great to be able to find a pack dedicated to orange wines (not easy to find). Every wine I've had so far has been really nice, each with their own characteristics. The Arifun Fever is a particular favourite.

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Good stuff

This is a great selection of skin contact wines.

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Genuinely fun little mix ranging from accessible to out there!

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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 mix pack!

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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 aiming to the best in the market already. For very large orders (weddings etc) we are open to negotiating though. Just give us a call. How does the price match work?

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 match it. We'll even retrospectively refund you if you have already purchased from us but you see a lower price somewhere later on. Our price match policy can be seen here.

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, not really. 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: F5A, 42 Wattle St, Ultimo, 2007

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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