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2019 Fleet Elevate Gris Noir

Mornington Peninsula, VIC

Truly unique, texturally exquisite blend of Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris.  Just 30 dozen made!

$55.00

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Mouth-watering and refreshing, frisky and fantastic, this is a fascinating study in understatement and so very delicious to drink. Superb wine.

Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

About The Wine

This is a really unique wine here, and I think best left to Justin and Lisa to describe for themselves:

"We had an idea that was to be creative and experimental with winemaking, to push ourselves in an effort to grow and learn more. This inspiration took shape without regard to single varieties or sites. Its a blend of both! The craft of the wine was not driven by convention, but by taste and emotion.  The result is a complex, unique wine that challenges the status quo."

It's 100% whole bunch Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris, naturally co-fermented for six weeks, raised in neutral oak with next-to-no additions.

This is a wildly delicious drink, and with just 30 dozen produced, be sure to snaffle a bottle while you can!

About Fleet Wines

Fleet Wines is the culmination of 30 years of combined experience in wine hospitality for husband and wife duo Justin and Lisa Jenkins.

They have approached their label with an eye to crafting contemporary, elegant wines that slip neatly into the modern zeitgeist of Australian food and wine culture.

They source their fruit from Gippsland, Mornington Peninsula and the Yarra Valley with an increasing amount being farmed by them personally. With plenty of great press coming their way in a relatively short time, they are one young Victorian label that you'd do well to keep a close eye on.

Winemakers Lisa & Justin Jenkins
Winemakers Lisa & Justin Jenkins
Gippsland, VIC
Additional Info

From the Producer

We had an idea that was to be creative and experimental with winemaking, to push ourselves in an effort to grow and learn more. This inspiration took shape without regard to single varieties or sites. Its a blend of both! The craft of the wine was not driven by convention, but by taste and emotion.

The result is a complex, unique wine that challenges the status quo. It is a 100% whole bunch pinot gris (Mornington Peninsular) and pinot noir (South Gippsland), co-fermented for six weeks in total.

‘Bright cherry, earthy, herbal aromatics, bright lifted wild raspberries, sappy/crunchy mouthfeel, silty/fine tannins, a curious wine leaving you wanting more.’

 

VINEYARDS

Dunns Creek, farmed by Moorooduc Estate - Red Hill, Mornington Peninsular

North facing rows and slope

Soil is deep, friable basalt rich clay loam

Vine age 20 years

Lucinda Estate Vineyard - Leongatha, South Gippsland

North facing rows, on an easterly aspect slope

Deep, basalt rich clay loam soils

Vineyard planted in 1990

 

WINEMAKING

100% Whole-bunch, naturally fermented for 6 weeks

Pressed into neutral oak

Minimal sulphur at bottling

This wine was bottled un-fined and un-filtered

30 dozen produced

Blend : Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir
ABV : 12.8%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2023
Bottle Size : 750ml
Production : 30 dozen

Justin & Lisa
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

94Points
The Wine Front

"Delicate red of feathery texture, succulent acidity, amaro-splashed sour cherry and peppery green herb/rocket leaf flavours and scents and a web of lacy tannin. Mouth-watering and refreshing, frisky and fantastic, this is a fascinating study in understatement and so very delicious to drink. Superb wine." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

Delivery

Delivery is Free for any order of $99 or more, or just $10 for any orders less than $99. There is no minimum order quantity and you can mix and match as much as you like. Make your perfect mixed pack! In Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane & Byron Bay we deliver with our own vans. All other areas are serviced by Australia Post.

Sydney Metro orders in the Pink Zone will be delivered the next day 5 days per week, Monday through Friday. Orders in the Blue Zone will be delivered on Tuesdays and Fridays. Everything outside these zones will be delivered by Australia Post.

Melbourne Metro orders are picked up at 12pm from our Sydney warehouse every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and delivered the following day in Melbourne (Tues/Wed/Thurs/Fri). Please refer to this map to see if your address is considered Melbourne Metro here. Everything outside of this zone will be dispatched next business day with Australia Post.

Brisbane Metro orders are picked up from our Sydney warehouse every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at 12pm and delivered on Thursday or Friday. Please refer to this map to see if your address is considered Brisbane Metro here. Everything outside of this zone will be dispatched next business day with Australia Post.

Australia Wide Deliveries To the rest of Australia we use Australia Post. The Australia Post Collection Truck picks up orders from our Sydney warehouse every weekday at midday. If your order is placed before 12pm we’ll get it on the truck that day. Delivery times vary considerably with Australia Post and unfortunately there is no Express Delivery Option for wine (because it is fragile and heavy). PLEASE NOTE that we are currently seeing significant delays in the Australia Post delivery network. Strict government health and safety requirements and very high parcel volumes are causing significant backlogs at the main NSW and VIC sorting facilities. Orders are still arriving safe and sound but you may notice slower delivery times and less frequent scanning updates than usual.

Authority to Leave and other delivery instructions can be left in the ‘SPECIAL REQUESTS’ box during checkout. The 'SPECIAL REQUESTS' box can be found on the here page before the final checkout page.

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 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.

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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).

More FaQs: here