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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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About The Pack

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 Sauv to some more extreme styles, 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.

2017 Ruggabellus Sallio

If you were looking to dip your toe in the delightful world of skin contact white wines, Sallio is the perfect introduction to the style.

This is a blend of Muscat, Semillon and Riesling from arguably Australia's best producer of amber wines. With only three days on skins and a long sleep in old wood, drinkability meets complexity here at a great price.

Sallio has all the grippy textural elements that go with the style, but the feeling it leaves you with is one of lightness and freshness to the last drop.

The 2017 vintage recieved an unprecedented 94 points from Mike Bennie who dubbed it, "Wild edged and delicious. Complex, energetic, generally just darn delicious." 

This is Abel Gibson's most popular offering. Stock up while you can.

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2018 Ravensworth Seven Months

The Ravensworth Seven Months is one of Bryan Martin's favourite wines to make. Excitingly, this year, the 2017 release is all estate grown fruit from Bryan's own vineyard in Murrumbateman.

The curious blend of Pinot Gris, Riesling, Gewurztraminer, and Sauvignon Blanc 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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2019 Brave New Wine Gewurlitzer Riesling on Gewurz Skins

Riesling is a wonderful grape that comes in all shapes and sizes. Particularly when treated like this and married to some time on Gewurztraminer skins. The volume of perfume and flavour that it brings to the table makes it a totally different beast.

This is wild fermented, cloudy, crazy white-ish wine with that extra exotic kick that Gewürztraminer and a bit of gingery, spicy character brought on from the winemaking process.

It's just an awesome expression of the skin-contact winemaking. It captures the wild floral aromatics of Riesling but with an extra level of complexity in tow.

Great stuff and a unique expression of WA Riesling.

Read more about 2019 Brave New Wine Gewurlitzer Riesling on Gewurz Skins

2019 Swinging Bridge #003 Amber

This is Tom Ward's fifth go round on the experimental #003.

He's refining the style every year, the 2019 sees more smashability and a little less wildness. This is not quite as 'out there' as the earlier releases but the intent to create a textural yet vibrant skin contact white wine remains the same.

This is a blend of Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer, and Reisling. The fruit spent four weeks on skins, all the fruit was co-fermented and then spent three months in old wood prior to bottling. No additions made during the making, the wine bottled totally unfined and unfiltered with just a little sulphur to keep it sturdy.

The Riesling is from a slightly higher altitude vineyard this year and gives the wine a spritely acid backbone which allows the textural sides of the Gewurz and Gris to shine their brightest.

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2019 Express Winemakers L'Orange

This is a fantastic introduction into the wild and wooly world of skin contact white wines.

This Riesling fruit is from one of the more special sites in the west, the great L’enclos du Tertre vineyard farmed by Lee Hasselgrove. The fruit spent eight days on skins to pick up colour, tannin, texture and chew. The first full swing at this fun wine style from young Ryan O'Meara and he's hit it out of the park.

If you're looking to check out the 'orange' or 'amber' wine scene but don't know where to start, this is the perfect gateway drug.

Read more about 2019 Express Winemakers L'Orange

2019 Yetti and the Kokonut Metro Savagnin

The Yetti and the Kokonut wines are as flamboyant as their makers. Winemakers Koen and Dave are on a mission to make wines that are sustainable and insanely delicious.

The boys have nailed this Savagnin from 2019.

A few days on skins lends a light, fluffy grip to the wine while keeping it fresh and vibrant.

This is a funky, textural and highly smashable style of Savagnin that will charm the pants off you.

Read more about 2019 Yetti and the Kokonut Metro Savagnin
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 mix pack!

Estimated delivery time frames with Australia Post can be viewed here. Please include Authority to Leave instructions in the ‘SPECIAL REQUESTS’ box during checkout if you may not be available to sign for your delivery and would like it left at your front door. The 'SPECIAL REQUESTS' box can be found on the cart page before the final checkout page.

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.

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 weekdays for same day delivery. Express courier deliveries cannot be left unattended and require a receiver signature.

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 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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