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2017 JC's Own Little Monster Grenache

Barossa Valley, SA

Funky, fragrant, modern Barossa Grenache from one of the region's gun winemakers in Jayson Collins.

$33.00

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About The Wine

The 'Little Monster' is an experiemental look a whole berry ferment on old bush vine Greanche from a cooler Barossa Valley site.

The ferment goes over more than six weeks in a sealed up bin. The berries slowly releasing their bright, bubblegummy aromas and flavours.

It's a light and bubbly Grenache with a wild personality.

A super cool and funky look at Grenache from Jaysen Collins, a side step from his usual sturdy and 'classically' styled Barossa Valley wines.

Winemaker Jaysen Collins
Winemaker Jaysen Collins
Barossa Valley, SA
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

DDS review

Pops with cherry and poached strawberry flavours, a tickle of spice and fine fluffy tannins. There's some grunt there too. A sinewy backbone to the wine and plenty of energy and zip across the palate. Such a smashable expression of Grenache. Mad fun to drink. Awesome. - Different Drop Wine Team

Additional Info

From The Producer

THE 2017 LITTLE MONSTER IS SOURCED FROM TWO OLD VINE VINEYARDS LOCATED ON THE GENTLE SLOPES OF THE ANGASTON FOOTHILL LINE IN THE BAROSSA VALLEY.

AT AN ELEVATION OF 350M ABOVE SEA LEVEL, COOLING GULLY BREEZES AND A SANDY SOIL BASE ENSURE GRAPES ARE RIPENING AT A STEADY PACE.

DUE TO THE ANCIENT, GNARLED VINEYARD'S AGE, ALL WORK IS CARRIED OUT MANUALLY. GRAPES ARE HAND HARVESTED AND FERMENTED AS WHOLE BUNCHES.

ON RECEIVAL THE CLUSTERS ARE GENTLY TRANSFERRED INTO A VARIABLE CAPACITY TANK WITH A DECENT WHACK OF DRY ICE, TO ENSURE ANAEROBIC ENVIRONMENT FOR FERMENT. THE LID IS LOCKED DOWN AND LEFT TO SPONTANEOUSLY FERMENT OVER A SIX WEEK PERIOD.

ONCE THE LID IS LIFTED, THE AROMATIC 'LITTLE MONSTER' GETS A FOOT TREADING OVER THE NEXT WEEK TO RELEASE THE REMAINING JUICE FROM THE BERRIES.

ONCE ALL THE SUGAR IN THE SKINS RE-KICKS THE FERMENT, THE WINE FINISHES FERMENT IN OLD FRENCH OAK WOOD.

NO FINING, FILTRATION AND A TOUCH OF SO2 IS THE PASSAGE TO BOTTLE.

Blend : Grenache (100%)
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2024
Bottle Size : 750ml

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.

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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.

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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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