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Awesome Alternative Reds Pack

Tired of the same old red varieties? Want to explore something else? Well here's six great alternative reds for a steal.

$160.00

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About The Pack

Here's a mix of some of the most gluggable alternate variety reds in Australia at the moment.

From something bright and crunchy in the delightful Pinot Meunier from Tony Fikkers to the lush, opulent red Touriga blend from Nick Spencer, there's a red here for every occasion.

Sick of Shiraz? Tired of Cabernet? Well here the perfect way to explore something new!

2016 La Prova Montepulciano

Many forward-thinking winemakers believe that Montepulciano has a big future in Australia. This version by La Prova winemaker, Sam Scott, makes a compelling case for that claim.

Grown in the sandy loam soils of Langhorne Creek, this is one of the best value versions of the variety available on the market today. Scott's love of Italian varieties oozes through every ounce of this wine. It's flamboyantly fragrant, supple and insanely moreish.

If you are only just now being seduced by the charms of Australian grown Italian varieties, the La Prova Montepulciano is going to seal the deal.

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2017 Express Winemakers Tempranillo

This wine is and is an exciting development for Ryan O'Meara and his Express Winemakers label. This is the first Tempranillo off their own block in Great Southern, grown and picked by Ryan and his family and brought to bottle with as little intervention as possible.

It was fermented as whole clusters ramping up the spicy and exotic features of the variety, pushing the boundaries of savouriness while keeping it firmly in the gluggable red category.

All things considered, this is a stonkingly good buy. It's everything you could want in cool-climate sub-$30 Tempranillo. It's spicy and juicy, a plush version of a medium bodied red. A tasty Temp for all occasions.

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2017 Dune Pyla

A new age McLaren Vale red wine here from the notable Lloyd family of Coriole fame. The brothers Duncan and Peter forging a new project from their Blewitt Springs vineyard.

Nero d'Avola has become one of the great rising varieties of McLaren Vale, with Coriole doing plenty to raise its profile. And Nero takes centre stage here, surrounded by Shiraz, Carignan and Mourvedre.

The 2017 release is every bit as alluring as the ripping  debut from 2016.

Not a foot wrong so far from this exciting rising McLaren Vale project.

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2017 Unico Zelo Truffle Hound Barbera Nebbiolo

Brendan and Laura Carter love their Nebbiolo, and they learned from their time spent in the variety's spiritual home of Barolo that many of the best early drinking examples also contain a large proportion of Barbera.

Barbera can be a hit and miss grape on its own, but with Nebbiolo, it adds a juiciness and natural acidity that can elevate this great grape to another level. Such is the case with the 2017 Truffle Hound, this year 60% of the wine being made from Barbera, the Nebbiolo portion lower but integral as always.

As you might expect it looks a little different to previous years, but what it lacks in classic Nebbiolo character it more than makes up for with sheer, joyous drinkability.

Brendan reckons this is his favourite version yet, and if you're after a moreish light-to-medium red with a bit of x-factor, then this is just a no-brainer.

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2018 Fikkers Pinot Meunier

Anthony Fikkers makes self-confessedly "smashable" wines. This Pinot Meunier, is just that.

It's not every day you see a table wine made from this grape. Traditionally used in the production of sparkling, it has a reputation of being something akin to Pinot Noir's ugly cousin. But in the right hands, it is an epic drink.

With the maturing of the Coldstream vineyard, and his confidence now growing with four vintages of this wine under his belt, this year he was happy enough to put it under his single vineyard label.

This vintage was made with 100% whole bunches and 100% awesomeness. It's not a stern and serious style, it is made to rip into and has to be one of the best value versions of this variety in the country.

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2017 Nick Spencer Gundagai Dry Red

One of Nick Spencer's most formative experiences in wine was the 2011 Len Evans Tutorial where he had the rare opportunity to sample some of the worlds most famous wines under exam conditions. 

Amongst the flights of DRC and First Growth Bordeaux, Nick says the wines that moved him most were the great old Australian red wines of the 1960s and 1970s. These were blended wines, with a house style the primary focus rather than the emphasis on regional or varietal wines which is so prevalent in Australian wine today.

The Gundagai Red is Nick's attempt to bring that old blended philosophy into the modern day. It's a wine that shows ripe blue fruit characters, a vibrant nose of violets and spice and silky decadent tannins which should see it mature nicely over the medium-long term.

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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!

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Brisbane Metro orders are picked up from our Sydney warehouse every Wednesday and delivered the following day in Brisbane (Thursday or Friday). We can guarantee delivery before Christmas as long as you get your order in by 10am 22nd of December. Please refer to this map to see if your address is considered Brisbane 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.

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.

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 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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