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Modern Chardonnay Masterclass Pack

Here are six sensational Chardonnays from across the country that make a strong argument for it being Australia's best variety. Insane value on offer here.

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Australian Chardonnay has come a long way over the last decade. From overly oaked caricatures to fine, balanced wines of elegance, it's been a huge turn around.

Here are six scintillating Chardonnays that showcase the excellent quality and value on offer today in Aussie Chardonnay.

It's the perfect way to explore a wide array of styles from some excellent producers.

2018 Tonic Wines Chardonnay

Few wineries enjoy the feverish scramble for their new releases like Tonic Wines. And the fever is well deserved.

They make painfully small batches of wine and with the excellent quality and value over the last few vintages, it's no surprise.

This Chardonnay is sourced from the Bowe-Lees vineyard in Woodside, Adelaide Hills. The 2018 vintage spent 24 hours on its skins before being basket pressed to barrel where it lay untouched, unstirred on lees for around 9 months. No malo.

Simple yet incredibly successful winemaking. With only a small allocation available, this may be your last chance to try this fascinating take on Chardonnay. Don't hesitate.

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2018 Hoddles Creek 1er Yarra Valley Chardonnay

The Hoddles Creek 1er Chardonnay is a wine of exceptional class and intensity.

Made exclusively from fruit grown on the Hoddles Creek estate, this is one of the Yarra Valley's benchmark Chardonnays. The fruit that winemaker Franco D'Anna has to work with is as good as any in the Yarra Valley.

Immensely cellar-worthy and tightly wound, the 1er Chardonnay is only ever released in the best vintages. The 2018 season has revealed a wine that is a touch more open and approachable than usual, which as Gary Walsh observed, is no bad thing.

This is premium Chardonnay done the Yarra Valley way. Buy with supreme confidence.

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2019 Hughes & Hughes Chardonnay

It's near on impossible to find a class act Chardonnay from Tasmania under $50, such is the demand for fruit on the Apple Isle.

Brothers Jonny and Matt Hughes have pulled a bit of a rabbit out of the hat with this one.

This is fruit from the Derwent and Coal River Valleys, fermented all in barrel with some malo and lees stiring. Remarkable that they can turn out a wine this good at the price, the Hughes lads are certainly ones to watch.

Just about as good as you will see for Tasmanian Chardonnay at this price.

Bargain.

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2018 Nick Spencer Tumbarumba Chardonnay

This is the second release of a Chardonnay under Nick Spencer's eponymous label.

The fruit comes from Tumbarumba. Nick has made Chardonnay from this region for a decade now, he believes that 2018 vintage has produced some of the best fruit he has seen.

This doesn't have the flashy oak and sulphide aspects which often characterised his critically acclaimed Chardonnays at Eden Road, this is a gentler, more streamlined version of the variety which showcases the purity of fruit from this cool NSW region.

"This is Tumbarumba in a bottle." - Nick Spencer

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2018 Vignerons Schmölzer & Brown Brunnen Chardonnay

If you are going to make Beechworth Chardonnay, it is fair to say the bar has been set high.

Names like Giaconda, Savaterre and Sorrenberg have set the standard for the region and they are some big shoes to fill. Tessa Brown and Jeremy Schmolzer are making a very good fist of it.

Their Brunnen Chardonnay comes from the vineyard directly across the road from their own block of fledgeling vines way up in the high country behind Beechworth. It is a beautiful site - cool, high and isolated.

The fruit is treated delicately; predominantly older oak, all natural ferments, malo only happens if it wants too. Nothing about this wine feels forced, it feels like it was nurtured into being. If this is the next generation of Beechworth Chardonnay, there's a bright future ahead for the region.

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2018 Nocturne SR Chardonnay

It's becoming incresingly difficult to find good Margaret River Chardonnay at a price point that you can drink any night of the week.

Enter the new SR Chardonnay from Julian and Alana Langworthy.

This is part of their new Sub-Regional range, exploring the pockets of Margaret River that excite them the most. The Chardonnay fruit for this wine comes from a couple of small vineyards in Treeton to the north-east of Margaret River township.

If you're familiar with the way these two make Chardonnay it will come as no surprise that this is a big, beautiful example of the variety with a touch of sulphide and funk.

It's ripe and open for business. The perfect wine to scratch the MR Chardy itch when it creeps up on you.

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This is exactly what I was looking for, a great mix of good quality Chardonnay. Great variety of style.

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i'M ONLY HALF WAY AND IT'S PURE BLISS!

I won't lie i'm a sucker for all things chardonnay, so this pack was amazing, i'm a local Brisbane bartender and wanted to try something different so i posted in a local bar networking group we have BBN asking for recommendations of wine packs that aren't your average packs, and was told to try DD, i can say DD delivered the goods! i was blown away by the wines in this pack and can't wait for my next box! the best gift I've ever given myself was a box from different drop! can not fault!

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A great selection of diverse Australian Chardonnay styles. Highly recommended!

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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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Warehouse Pickup is also available for Sydney customers, 10am-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.Your order will be packed and ready within 2 hours. Please complete your purchase online before visiting us as we are not licensed to sell over the counter.

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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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