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2019 Dappled Franc & Friends

Yarra Valley, VIC

Shaun Crinion combines the leafy beauty of Yarra Valley Cabernet Franc with spicy, succulent Syrah. A top-notch mid-weight red.

$30.00

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About

About The Wine

While Pinot Noir gets the lion's share of the attention in the Yarra Valley these days, the greatest wines of the region have been classically made from Bordeaux varieties.

With the average annual temperature of the region rising steadily each year, fuller-bodied varieties are excelling.

Here's an interestering blend that just seems to make sense. It's Cabernet Franc meets Shiraz, made in the style of Beaujolais with awesome results.

Franc has a light leafy fragrance and a perfume of violets and blue fruits, Shiraz supplies a lick of white pepper and a fraction more weight in the mid-palate - it's a delicious combination.

About Dappled Wines

Dappled owner/winemaker Shaun Crinion has a mountain of winemaking experience from around the globe, culminating with the establishment of a label all of his own. 

Shaun's focus is on expressing the sub-regionality of the Yarra Valley through simply gorgeous Pinot Noir and Chardonnay and a growing range of experimental wines.

With the combination of Shaun's A-grade fruit from the Yarra's top growers and his precise, astute winemaking, the value on offer in the Dappled range is second to none. 

He was James Halliday's Best New Winery in 2018. The wines have only stepped in quality since then though the modest pricing remains the same. Unsurprisingly, his wines sell out in short order each year. He's now regarded as one of the best small-scale producers in the modern Yarra Valley.

Winemaker Shaun Crinion
Winemaker Shaun Crinion
Yarra Valley, VIC
Additional Info

From The Producer

Sourced from a single vineyard in Steels creek this wine is predominantly Cabernet Franc (planted in 1981) with a small addition of Syrah for weight and mid palate. Both the Franc and Syrah were fermented as whole bunches with the Carbonic Maceration technique. The resulting wine was aged in old neutral oak and stainless steel for 10 months. No fining, filtering or additions except a small amount of SO2.

Blend : Cabernet Franc, Shiraz
ABV : 13.0%
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2025
Bottle Size : 750ml

Shaun in the winery
Shaun in the winery
Yarra Valley, VIC
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

DDS review

"The wine is extraordinarily bright with ultra fresh dark red berries and a touch of herbs. The wine has crunchy red and black berry fruits with tension and drive, fine tannins draw the palate out. It’s so juicy and delicious you will find it too easy to drink!" - Shaun Crinion, winemaker

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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