About The Pack
Looking for some loveable Springtime wines to shake off the shackles of Winter? Well, here are six absolute no-brainers that have just arrived at DD HQ!
A zippy Vermentino an awesome Chardonnay from the Adelaide Hills, a delicious dry, savoury Rosé and three juicy, bouncy reds that are perfect for anytime anywhere. This pack comes in at over 15% off! With these six wines at that price, you really can't go wrong.
Picnic blankets and tumblers at the ready!
2021 Mercer Wines Vermentino Bianco
"Very good Vermentino here...Nicely done."
- Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)
With its ability to thrive in drought, and its resistance to disease, Aaron Mercer sees Vermentino as the ideal representation for sustainable grape-growing in the future, with the warm-climate Hunter Valley a perfect match for the variety.
Bright and full of citrus freshness, this Bianco from Mercer wines, is fresh and energetic, with nice salinity, good length, and a fresh finish.
It would be easy to envision sipping this on a warm spring afternoon, whiling away lockdown, and imagining the tapas you’d love to be enjoying with it, while drinking at your beach shack getaway.Read more about 2021 Mercer Wines Vermentino Bianco
2019 Bondar Chardonnay
"A thrilling tussle between extract, energy and structural binds"
95 Points - Ned Goodwin (Halliday Wine Companion)
Since his time working at Nepenthe, Andre Bondar has loved Adelaide Hills Chardonnay. Now, with his own label, he has the chance to make it just the way he likes it.
He found a cool little vineyard in Echunga, at 400m ASL, had the fruit picked by hand, pressed it as whole bunches and sent it to barrel and ceramic eggs to ferment at its own pace. Nine months later, this gorgeous little wine emerged. For a guy who owns a vineyard in the heart of 'big reds' country, Andre Bondar knows his way around a Chardonnay as well as anyone.
This release is pure and taut without overt oak or artifice. A truly lovely wine and yet another success for this impressive McLaren Vale outfit.Read more about 2019 Bondar Chardonnay
2021 Unico Zelo Origami Rose
Simply put, Unico Zelo might absurdly drinkable, great value wines, seemingly with no preconceptions or restrictions. They are Iconoclasts who have a blast.
Their first Rose is a blend of Clare Valley Sangiovese, Riverland Grenache and some Adelaide Hills Pinot Gris that saw some light skin contact.
Flavoursome and succulent, with a touch of colour, this is a crunchy dry style with lots of floral aromatics, some strawberry/ raspberry fruit and a vivid acid-driven finish.
Time to bring some Origami into your fold.Read more about 2021 Unico Zelo Origami Rose
2021 Arfion Spring Pinot Noir
Dave Mackintosh's Arfion label has a good track record with this popular grape, and his style really captures the freshness of 'Grigio' with the texture of 'Gris'.
Unlike the vast majority of Pinot Grigio on the market, his is very much hand-made from start to finish. It comes from the Coombe vineyard in the warmer Lower Yarra Valley area - a site with a great track record for Pinot Gris.
The fruit was hand-picked in the cool early morning to retain freshness and concentration, with whole bunches, older oak and some lees stirring adding nice texture and interest.
It's zippy and refreshing on the one hand, chewy and thought-provoking on the other. A quality Pinot Grigio from Dave and super value.Read more about 2021 Arfion Spring Pinot Noir
2021 Golden Child Lazy Sunday Light Red
This is one of the most gluggable light and breezy red wines you are likely to come across.
Here, Pinot Noir and Shiraz from James Hamilton's family vineyard in Adelaide Hills, combine forces into a red with unstoppable drinkability. The sweet red fruits of the Pinot, the lovely plump mid-palate of the Shiraz, it's such a winning combination.
Looking for something red to knock back in tumblers on your next picnic?
The Lazy Sunday is your winner.Read more about 2021 Golden Child Lazy Sunday Light Red
2020 Mada Syrah Nouveau
The modern Australian Shiraz/Syrah is a much different beast to that of twenty years ago. Thank the wine gods for the evolution of style, it's allowed for great wines like this to come into existence.
Hamish's usual NSW fruit sources were impossible in the bushfire-devastated 2020 vintage so this bouncy red is sourced from the Tuerong sub-region of Mornington Peninsula via good friend Barney Flanders at Garagiste wines.
It's hand picked, with 100% carbonic maceration, and a short spell in both concrete and oak. Soft, spicy and with a satiny palate caress, just a lovely high-toned, low-priced wine for drinking over the next couple of years.Read more about 2020 Mada Syrah Nouveau