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2016 Brave New Wine Doppelgänger Riesling/Chard/Pinot Gris

Great Southern, WA

The full-blown amber wine in the Brave New Wine range. With a hint of flor!

$32.00

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About

About the Wine

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

The first two vintages were 100% Riesling but in the 2017 edition, a couple of other varieties enter the fray. After varying degrees of skin contact on each variety through ferment, Riesling, Pinot Gris, and Chardonnay are aged in a combination of old barrels and ceramic eggs under a thing 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 it 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.

About Brave New Wine

It is a Brave New World and these are, in every sense, Brave New Wines. This range is brought to you by husband and wife duo Andries and Yoko Lüscher-Mostert. They are making painfully small amounts of fascinating, experimental and delicious wine from some superb vineyards in Great Southern.

With a vision of acquiring their own vineyard in the future, they are currently content to make wines that truly thrill them. These are natural wines crafted without additions but with bucket-loads of love and skill. Some of the most intriguing vino in WA and definitely a winery to keep an eye on.

About 'Amber' Wines

Amber wines are white wines made just like a red wine. In the same way that time on skins imparts the red colouring to red wines, the golden colour of these wines is also found through extended skin maceration.

It is common to find more grip to these wines, as well as a vastly different flavour profile than when the juice is pressed of skins immediately. The firm tannins and savoury flavour profile often found in this style of wine works makes them a great foil for many differing food styles.

Andries and Yoko out in the vineyard
Andries and Yoko out in the vineyard
Great Southern, WA
Additional Info

From the Producer

Vineyard & Winemaking

Riesling (conventional), Chardonnay (certified organic) & Pinot Gris (conventional) from three separate vineyards, naturally fermented separately on skins in ceramic egg and small open oak fermenters. Riesling was destemmed before a long time on skins. Chardonnay was fermented as whole bunches for two weeks. Pinot Gris underwent a very long (four week) carbonic maceration as whole bunches before being pressed. The wine was then raised under flor in ceramic egg & barrels which were not topped.

Blend : Riesling, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris
ABV : 11.20%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2020
Bottle Size : 750ml
Production : 111 dozen

Yoko & Andries, on a road to where...?
Yoko & Andries, on a road to where...?
Great Southern, WA
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

DDS review

It's tart and tangy with a pretty serious zing of acidity. But that's not all folks! There's nuts and a hint of fino, some kombucha on the nose and in the mouth amongst bracing citrus flavours. Long threads of tannin that crunch and chomp through the finish. Be warned, it's a wild ride!

92Points
The Wine Front

"Nuts, oranges and peel, a touch of cider vinegar, white pepper and spice. Seaweed? It’s an unusual wine, with a sharp tang to its taste – not unlike kombucha – but also a creaminess, almost to creamed honey, a rich skinsy tannin texture, lime, ginger and almond passing on the finish. Always a hard wine to rate, but I like it. Not for everyone, of that I’m certain." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

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 mixed pack!

Sydney Metro orders will be delivered the next day 6 days per week, Monday through Saturday. We can guarantee delivery before Christmas as long as you get your order in by midnight 23rd of December. Please refer to this map to see if your address is considered Sydney Metro here.

Melbourne Metro orders are picked up from our Sydney warehouse every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday and delivered the following day in Melbourne (Tues/Wed/Fri). We can guarantee delivery before Christmas as long as you get your order in by midnight 22nd of December. Please refer to this map to see if your address is considered Melbourne Metro here.

Australia Wide Deliveries outside of Sydney and Melbourne metro are all delivered with Australia Post's eParcel wine delivery service. They pick up from us at 12pm Monday through Friday. When your order has been dispatched you'll receive tracking information to your email. Unfortunately with the complications of Covid and expected Christmas surge Australia Post are being extremely vague about delivery times. You will need to have your order placed before midnight 10th of December if you want to ensure it’s there for Christmas.

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Warehouse Pickup is available at our Sydney warehouse at 3 Fig, Ultimo, 2007. You are not able to browse our warehouse shelves and we are not licenced to sell over the counter, so please place your order online or over the phone before arriving. Feel free to call on arrival on 1300 668 385 and we can bring your order out to your vehicle.

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

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

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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 designed to be the best in market already - no marking up and then discounting down! For very large orders (weddings, etc) we are open to negotiating though. Just give us a call.

Do we price match? Yes, within reason. 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 consider matching it. We'll even retrospectively issue you store credit if you have already purchased from us but you see a lower price somewhere later on. Our price match policy can be seen here.

Can coupons and discounts be stacked? No, only one discount or coupon can be applied to an order at once.

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. 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: 3 Fig St, Ultimo, 2007/ Please make sure you have placed your order before arriving at the warehouse

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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