About The Pack
This mixed pack of Australian wines perfectly encapsulates what we do here at Different Drop.
It gives you a look at six artisan winemakers who we think exemplify the modern Australian wine industry.
These are the kind of wines that we drink every day. They are made by some of our closest partner wineries, producers who we believe are at the head of the pack at the moment.
It's brilliant value. Test drive the DD experience with one of these bad boys!
2021 Adelina McLaren Vale Shiraz
Col McBryde at Adelina wanted to make a Shiraz that was a little different to their usual one - a bit more dark and broody, but still keeping the classic Adelina style.
So Col sourced some certified organic fruit from the McLaren Vale, coming from a ripper site in Kangarilla managed by two impeccable growers, Yanagrra's Michael Lane and Pete Fraser. We all know what great fruit and a deft touch equals.
It's got a focus more on dark fruit flavour than their Clare Valley reds, with chewy tannin and a bit more of a broodiness to its personality. Still inherently Adelina in style, it's something a little different - and incredibly delicious.Read more about 2021 Adelina McLaren Vale Shiraz
2021 Garagiste Le Stagiaire Pinot Noir
Barney Flanders loves Pinot Noir, and every release of the value-packed Le Stagiaire Pinot Noir seems to out do the previous one. It has been one of the most popular wines in Different Drop history.
Minimal whole bunches used in the ferment as usual, with wild ferment, three weeks on skins and further ageing in concrete, foudre and old barrels. It's unfined and unfiltered, with plenty of savoury complexity to balance the beautifully ripe and pure Pinot fruit.
Simply put this wine represents the essence of Mornington Peninsular Pinot Noir. Value for money wise, this is an Australian Pinot Noir star.Read more about 2021 Garagiste Le Stagiaire Pinot Noir
2021 Mada Rouge
This is a great new addition to the Mada range from Hamish Young.
This is the red equivalent of the Mada Blanc - it's a wine custom built for versatility and easy drinking. Hamish blends Shiraz, Cabernet and a good whack of Nebbiolo to create this svelte drop. It's ballistically good to drink.
It smells of dried herbs and bright red berries, there's a real 'pop' to the flavour in the mouth.
If you are looking for a red that will find its place at any occasion, bingo - you've found it.Read more about 2021 Mada Rouge
2021 Rieslingfreak No. 11 Mosaik Eden Valley Riesling
John Hughes is all about showcasing his love for Riesling, and he's passionate about showing off the diversity of the variety. This wine, his No. 11 Mosaik Riesling, is absolutely a wine to behold.
John got a little bit creative and wild with this expression - taking fruit from the Eden Valley, then ageing the wine in seasoned French oak for about a year. The result is magnificent - expect the typical Eden Valley Riesling flavours, like delicate florals, a lip smacking line of acidity, zesty citrus and finishing refreshingly crisp and racy. But the time spent in oak has given it an extra layer of complexity and the addition of a beautiful, mouth-filling, silky texture.
Overdelivering in the value for money department, this is an outrageously delicious and complex wine. Riesling lovers, you can't miss this.Read more about 2021 Rieslingfreak No. 11 Mosaik Eden Valley Riesling
2021 Unico Zelo Esoterico
A real cult favourite amongst those who've tracked the Carters from the beginning: the Esoterico is the wild child of the UZ range...
With Brendan and Laura's experience with this style of wine a little richer now, the execution of this skin contact white is on another level.
Supercharged aromatics from the Zibibbo, Moscato Giallo, Gewurztraminer & Greco, with a little boost to the mouthfeel from their old friend Fiano. They've certainly nailed this recipe, and it's no wonder it's become such a cult favourite for fans of this South Australian duo.
Orange in colour and cloudy as all get out, it lives up to its esoteric name but with oodles of drinkability. That's what skinsy whites should all be about.Read more about 2021 Unico Zelo Esoterico
2021 Dormilona Chardonnay
Jo Perry's 'lazy bones' winemaking style is yielding some excellent results in Chardonnay from Margaret River.
This is fruit picked from a naturally farmed vineyard in the Wallcliffe sub-region. It shows pure, persistent fruit, with only the suggestion of support from a demi-muid and some older barriques.
It's a natural feeling Chardonnay of utter class and sophistication. An original and authentic take on a classic Australian wine staple.
This is Margaret River Chardonnay presented naked and unadorned.Read more about 2021 Dormilona Chardonnay