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Discover Italian White Varieties Pack

Here are six textural whites made from some of the most promising white Italian varieties growing here in Aus. Top value and a great way to explore what lay in store for the future of Australian wine.

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Categories: $25 - $35, All, Mixed Packs, White
About

About The Pack

In the rapidly changing Australian wine scene, winemakers are looking to countries like Italy with similar climates to ours for grape varieties that can be grown and produced sustainably, and provide a new and wonderful array of flavours and styles for us all to enjoy.  This pack takes you on a tour of the country, sampling six delicious locally grown white wines made from Italian grape varieties.  All are savoury and food friendly, but also just provide delicious drinking on their own.

2018 Koerner Rolle Vermentino

Trust the brothers Koerner to put an interesting spin on an already interesting variety.

This is a Vermentino with some attitude.

Here the boys use a canny combination of skin contact, ageing in a ceramic vessel and old oak to bring extra layers of complexity to a variety often thought of as mono-dimensional.

This is smashability writ large. Full-flavoured and rich, with a delicious creamy core.

Great stuff from this dynamic family team.

Read more about 2018 Koerner Rolle Vermentino

2017 Mica Vino Tino

The Mica team of Jo Perry and Tamra Kelly-Washington wanted to make something "tasty and textural", it's fair to say they've nailed the brief.

Vermentino is a variety that loves to have some winemaking thrown at it.

They split the fruit in half, 50% was whole bunch pressed, 50% spent a few days on skins then went to barrel and was lees stirred for three months before bottling.

This process has given some weight and flesh to a typically lean variety. It's fluffy, crunchy, spicy and flat out great to drink.

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2018 Unico Zelo Jade & Jasper Fiano

The Unico Zelo owner/winemaking dynamic duo of Brendan and Laura Carter are hugely passionate about Fiano, and they wholeheartedly believe in this variety's suitability to Australia's climate and culture.

So do we, it's a winner.

This comes from the ancient sandy limestone soils on the iconic Ricca Terra Farms vineyard in the Riverland region of South Australia. Like in previous years it's a wonderfully textural wine, but I reckon this release seems a little more balanced and even clean-cut than the '17.

It looks the goods. All up it's delicious to drink, perfectly built for enjoying with food and great value for money.

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2018 Coriole Fiano

If you want to see what Australian Fiano is all about, the Coriole version by Mark Lloyd and son Duncan Lloyd is in the top echelon, to be sure.

Boasting the country's first commercial release of this variety in 2005, Coriole have developed an affinity with Fiano and year-in-year-out turn in an excellent example.

The 2017 is in fine form. The Trophy winner for Best White Wine at the 2017 McLaren Vale Wine Show, this is a tasty, textural, versatile white perfect for all occasions.

A brilliant wine no matter which way you dice it, and undoubtedly one of the country's premier Fianos.

Read more about 2018 Coriole Fiano

2017 Billy Button The Feisty Friulano

Here we have Jo Marsh's 'The Feisty' Friulano, yet another alternative Italian variety doing good things in her beloved Alpine Valleys.

The grape originates from Friuli in North-East Italy, where it makes quite full-bodied and richly flavoured wines. There's only a handful of Friulano in Australia. This has all of that intensity and texture but like all of Jo's wines, they are so refreshing and seamlessly balanced.

This sees a little skin contact to give a little grippiness to the palate and extract a little more flavor. Only tiny volumes made and more than generous price. It's unique, so complex, so very tasty.

Read more about 2017 Billy Button The Feisty Friulano

2018 Arfion Pinot Grigio

Dave Mackintosh's Arfion label has a good track record with this popular grape, and his style really captures the freshness of 'Grigio' with the texture of 'Gris'.

Unlike the vast majority of Pinot Grigio on the market, his is very much hand-made from start to finish. It comes from the Coombe vineyard in the warmer Lower Yarra Valley area - a site with a great track record for Pinot Gris.

The fruit was hand-picked in the cool early morning to retain freshness and concentration, with whole bunches, older oak and some lees stirring adding nice texture and interest.

It's zippy and refreshing on the one hand, chewy and thought-provoking on the other. A quality Pinot Grigio from Dave and super value.

Read more about 2018 Arfion Pinot Grigio
Delivery

Delivery is Free for any order over $150 or more, or just $9 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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Warehouse Pickup is also available for Sydney customers, 8am-5pm Monday to Friday. To select Warehouse Pickup as your shipping method enter our address "F5A, 42 Wattle St, Ultimo, 2007" as your shipping address during checkout. Please complete your purchase online before visiting us as we are not licensed to sell over the counter.

Express Delivery is available for Sydney postcodes within 15km of the CBD. There is a $10 delivery surcharge and the order is needs to be placed before 12pm midday weekdays for same day delivery.

Our Heat Policy can be viewed here (under the 'Delivery Questions' section). 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?

Yes we offer volume discounts on larger orders. Orders over $499 get a 5% and orders over $999 get a 10% discount. This will be automatically applied during checkout.

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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