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Skinsy Sensations Sampler Pack

Six of the most delicious Aussie skin contact / orange / amber wines around. The perfect way to introduce yourself to this fascinating wine style!

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The rise of skin contact white wines in Australia has added another interesting orange tinge to the rich tapestry of Australian wine.

From rosy Pinot Gris and spicy wacky blends to some rarely-seen varieties, you'll get to see some of the best Australian examples of the style in this pack. 

Great value and the perfect place to start exploring the delicious world of skin contact white wines.

2020 Brave New Wine Ambergris Pinot Gris

There are so many more interesting examples of Pinot Gris in Australia at the moment.

Here's another one to enter the fray from Yoko and Andries at Brave New Wine.

This is some very fine fruit from the Great Southern. Andries leaves this wine on skins for about three weeks before pressing. He makes it more like a Pinot Noir than a white wine and the results are delicious.

Loads of sweet berried fruit and super delicious acidity, this is the perfect picnic smasher for the Summertime.

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2020 Between Five Bells Amber

Dr Ray Nadeson is your classic 'mad scientist' in the wine world. An academic and scientific background sits behind a seemingly endless creative streak in his winemaking. Each vintage there's new projects brought to bottle. Here's his latest instalment.

The B5B Amber is a bottling from a single 800L terracotta amphora. Around half the wine is made up of Pinot Gris that sat on skins inside the earthen vessel for 45 days before it was joined by a wild motley crew of white varieties bringing different colours and detail to the party.

Unsurprisingly, Ray's second crack at an amber wine is a massive success. Spicy, grippy and a little bit wild, this is a great example of Australian amber winemaking.

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2020 Dormilona Skinnie Sauvignon Blanc

Sauvignon Blanc is a great variety to experiment with. Winemaker Jo Perry plays around with it a bit here, pushing this Sauvignon Blanc into the realm of the weird and wonderful.

The fruit is crushed straight into a combination of amphora and open top bins, then left to hang out of skins for a full six weeks before bottling. No fining. No filtration. No adds. Just the awesome raw essence of Sauvignon Blanc.

If you're in the market for crisp dry whites, you may want to look elsewhere. But if funky, textural wines with a wild personality are your thing, this is going to be right up your alley.

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2020 Smallfry Tangerine Dream

The Tangerine Dream is one of the most experimental of the Smallfry wines. After sampling a few things at the Rootstock natural wine festival a couple of years ago, Wayne thought he might try his hand at making an amber wine. This is his eighth dig at the style and it's a beauty.

This skin-contact field blend of Semillon, Pedro Ximenes, Riesling, Roussanne and Muscat is the embodiment of Wayne's creative winemaking exploration, a left of centre amber wine for this region so steeped in tradition.

And quite simply, it is down-right delicious. We love it when winemakers broaden their horizons and just give something a go. Sometimes when you take a chance you can end up in a Tangerine Dream...

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2020 Somos Naranjito

The Somos team tackle skin contact whites for the second time here.

This is a great example of a more smashable 'orange' wine than some of the more challenging examples on the market today.

The Verdelho fruit was grown biodynamically, all the fruit was fermented on skins before being split in two portions: the first went to barrel to spend time in oak on lees; the second stayed on skins for a huge six months before pressing giving a wild, gingery, exotic tweak to the flavours.

So much personality, so much drinkablity, so much value. A super offering from this great small McLaren Vale operation.

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2020 Anim Lion in the Clover

Such great experimentation going on under the Anim label.

This is Max and Siobhan's crack at an orange wine made from white grapes grown on the Clarence House vineyard. The two grapes are Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Blanc. The grapes soaked on their skins for a huge 70 days before pressing.

It shows a wild fruity perfume with a hint of spice and dried citrus peel. It shows plenty of tannin and grip and a good crunch of nutty savouriness through the finish.

This is not your typical Tasmanian white wine, that's for sure.

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Reviewed by Adam R.
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Good experience

Great exposure to the style and producers. I’ve had some but limited experience with skinzy wines. I really enjoy the variation in the theme in this set. Will grab more when the wines change a little.

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Excellent mix!

If you are looking for easy-drinking wines that are different from the usual Chardie or Sauv Blanc, this is your pack. These wines are full of texture and flavour; each one is an adventure, and there's not a dud in the bunch.

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New to skins? This will get you in...

Have just begun enjoying orange/skin contact wines, and this pack was perfect to explore new labels. Enjoyed pretty much every bottle, and have been able to note favourites for future orders. The Latta Pinot Gris is a winner!

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Perfect mix to explore!

I’m new to skin contact wine, being a red drinker as a rule...but with summer coming I’ve been looking for something that is refreshing that can be chilled. I researched many suppliers and Different Drop was the only one that supplied an all skin contact mix at a reasonable price. To be honest I am only half way through the case but the 3 that I have had I absolutely love and would buy again. Great job!

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New treat experience

Our daughter alerted us to the skin contact trend. We were keen to try out a selection and this six bottle pack gave us a great range to try without having to do the hunting and research. We love the rounded mouth feel and finish that the skin contact method seems to give these whites.

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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!

Sydney Metro orders will be delivered the next day 5 days per week, Monday through Friday. We can guarantee delivery before Christmas as long as you get your order in by midnight 23rd of December. Please refer to this map to see if your address is considered Sydney Metro here.

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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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.

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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