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Grower Champagne Masterclass Pack

Six excellent cuveés from six star smaller-scale producers in Champagne.

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About
Too much of anything is bad, but too much Champagne is just right.

F. Scott Fitzgerald, American novelist

About The Pack

Champagne is a region dominated by the big name brands, huge houses with bottomless marketing budgets where what outside the bottle is more important than what's on the inside.

Here are six cuvees from producers who show just why Champagne has become the drink of choice for the best moments of one's life.

These wines are all grown lovingly, raised slowly and presented beautifully. It's a collection of six of the most important Champagne labels of the grower movement.

This is a treat of a pack for yourself or someone you love.

NV Champagne Fleury Blanc de Noir Brut

Champagne Fleury was founded in 1895 by patriarch, Jean-Pierre Fleury.

Jean-Pierre was a pioneer of biodynamic farming in Champagne, converting his first seven acre plot in 1989 before having all of his vineyards certified by 1992. He was the first in the region to gain certification and has done much for promoting the more sustainable farming practices that many of the best growers now adopt.

The Fleury vineyards are planted 90% to Pinot Noir, making for more powerful, fuller-bodied styles of Champagne, but Jean-Pierre's craftsmanship in the cellar sees his cuvees retain pristine elegance and vibrancy.

This offers rare value for money from Champagne, from a great producer who's left a lasting legacy on the region.

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2015 Chartogne-Taillet Champagne Brut Rose

Alexandre Chartogne is regarded amongst the top ranks of Champagne's younger generation of artisanal grower producers.

Inspired by his time with the legendary Anselme Selosse (whom he describes as his, "Wine Father"), Alexandre has experimented with multiple modes of production during his tenure in control of his family's plantings just north of Reims.

Since 2006, he has managed his sites on the southern slopes of the Massif de Saint-Thierry with organic practices (uncertified), and believes that in the traditions of his ancestors lies plenty of wisdom. He now makes the wines as they did - with the wines aged in barrel and handled with care.

The vintage Rose is comprised of equal parts Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier. A small portion of red wine from the Les Orizeaux vineyard lends the light blush colour. Antonio Galloni dubbed it "such a pretty and distinctive Rosé." 

It will continue to develop in bottle of the coming years.

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NV Champagne R. Pouillon Reserve Brut

"Intensity and plenty of zip through the finish. Complexity and energy."
Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)


Fabrice Pouillon considers the Brut Reserve the flagship of the R. Pouillon range.

It's one of his favourite wines to put together. The process of blending and finding balance and a fully complete expression of his domaine is one he relishes.

The wine is comprised of 50% reserve wine from a solera that began back in the late 1990. This forms the foundation of the wine, bringing depth and complexity.

The remainder is younger vintage wine that brings freshness and life. This is a beautiful Champagne, full of life and energy.

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NV Val Frison Goustan Blanc de Noirs Brut Nature

Valerie Frison's family has grown grapes around the village of Ville-Sur-Arce in the Cote des Bar, supplying co-ops and negociants for many years.

She switched all of their 6ha of vineyards to organic viticulture in 2000 and progressed to producing her own wines from 2007. She makes Champagne with a natural approach, opting for wild barrel ferments and malolactic to preserve the truest picture of her terroirs. A grapes first approach is at the core of her micro production cuvees.

The Blanc de Noirs Brut Nature is a dry, piercing, mineral-driven wine. A dazzling display of the energy and power that can be attained in 100% Pinot Noir cuveés, this is for lovers of the tighter, more tense examples of Champagne.

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2007 Paul Bara Grand Millesime

The vintage Grand Millesime from Paul Bara is only made in vintages deemed to be outstanding.

This sophisticated vintage cuveé is comprised of 90% Pinot Noir and 10% Chardonnay, harvested from their enviable vineyard holdings across the sought-after Grand Cru village of Bouzy.

It's all about finesse with this cuveé, with winemaker Chantale Bara the authentic character of the vintage shine. 

It's rare to see vintage Champagne from an acclaimed small grower available at this price. Take the opportunity while you can.

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NV Fred Savart L’ Ouverture Champagne

Though he was born into a family of vignerons, Frederic Savart never wanted to make wine. He wanted to play football.

After showing much promise as a youngster with notable club Stade de Reims, he met the love of his life and, as so often happen when love is involved, made the life-changing decision to make a sea change and return to his home in Ecueil to take over the family business.

Frederic's grandfather René Savart purchased the family's first vines in 1947. René's son Daniel made tiny quantities of wine through the 1970s and procured more land, deciding to ramp things up in 1980s. In 2005, Frederic took the reins and transformed their house wines, through a more modern approach, into something that is now coveted by those in the know.

This cuveé is 100% Pinot Noir, the variety that the region is most renowned for. It's a beautiful wine, full of energy and drive. These bottles only make a rare appearance on Australian shores and find their homes on the very best wine lists in short order.

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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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Melbourne Metro orders are picked up from our Sydney warehouse every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday and delivered the following day in Melbourne (Tues/Wed/Fri). 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 Melbourne Metro here.

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.

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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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