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2018 Tonic Wines Rosé

Clare Valley, SA

Smashable yet serious pink wine from the Tonic team. Stunning modern Aussie Rosé!

$30.00$27.00

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About The Wine

Tantalising release of Rosé this year from the guys at Tonic Wines. Mataro and Grenache have handpicked from two separate vineyards in the Clare Valley.

The wine spent 5 months in old barrels before being sent to this very stylish bottle and sealed with a cork. It's savoury and structured and thirst crushing. A dead serious Rosé tracking more toward Bandol than Provence in style.

It's a modern Australian Rosé for grown-ups.

About Tonic Wines

Tonic Wines has only been around for a short time but the wines have caused quite a stir.

These are small batch, handmade, minimalist South Australian wines with an aim to source high-quality parcels of fruit, picked early to capture freshness and vitality.

Tonic declares "We don’t really believe in boring wine", and with the remarkable Rosé, Chardonnay, Grenache, Mataro and Nebbiolo released thus far, there are no signs of boring here.

These wines are produced in painfully small amounts, sometimes as little as 50 dozen per wine. If you are curious about this winery with mystique, you'll have to act quickly to try their delicious wares.

The eerie Tonic Grenache vineyard
The eerie Tonic Grenache vineyard
Clare Valley, SA
Additional Info

From The Producer

VINEYARD: 60% Mataro from young vines in Norm’s Block in Armagh. 40% Grenache from the Churinga Vineyard in Watervale.

PICKING DATES: Grenache 9th March, Mataro 11th March

WINEMAKING: This is our third vintage of Rosé and we think we’re getting the hang of it now. Again we drew from Norm’s Block for the Mataro and Churinga for the Grenache. Bandol meets Clare. Both varieties were hand-picked, then crushed straight into the basket press. Fermentation took place naturally in old French oak barriques. It then sat untouched, apart from regular topping, until December 2018, when it was racked and a small amount of SO2 added. It was bottled the following month without fining or filtration.

Blend : Mataro (60%), Grenache (40%)
ABV : 12.90%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2020
Bottle Size : 750ml
Production : 200 dozen

Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

DDS review

Deep, firm Rosé with some muscle. Orange peel and grapefruit, white strawberry and a distinct savoury base. It's got some grunt too. Fine mineral and gravel crunch with packed-in-flavour. Structured. Savoury. Serious. Very impressive. - Different Drop Wine Team

93Points
The Wine Front

"Love the flavour profile here. Jellied orange, bitter herbs, dry spice, fennel and raspberry. Touches of Campari, touches of pomegranate; what I’m really saying is that it’s different from the norm and yet it’s juicy and accessible. Like it a lot." - Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)

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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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?

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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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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