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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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About The Pack

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 Sauv to some more extreme styles, 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.

2018 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.

Read more about 2018 Between Five Bells Amber

2016 Quealy Turbul Friulano

Quealy owners Kathleen Quealy and Kevin McCarthy were pioneers of skin contact white wines in this country, and the Turbul Friulano is a super-duper example of the style.

It's exotic and wild in flavour, but it's the texture and structure that defines this wine. In this way it shows more like a red - it's really quite powerful and grippy but delicious at the same time! 

Mike Bennie declared it "Fantastic example of the genre here, complex, detailed refreshing, glorious to drink."

Great option for a dinner party wine to wow your friends with something different!

Read more about 2016 Quealy Turbul Friulano

2018 Cambridge Road Cloud Walker

Cloud Walker is an ultra-juicy blend of Pinot Gris and Riesling from the Cirrus Vineyard in Martinborough.

The grapes are grown organically, there's nothing added to the juice at any point in the winemaking process. What you see in the glass is the end result of great fruit nursed to bottle with a gentle hand. 

Skins play a part, as do old barrels and ceramic eggs. 

With no preservatives added to this wine, this is as natural as wine gets and it's down right delicious to drink.

Read more about 2018 Cambridge Road Cloud Walker

2016 Ruggabellus Quomodo

Abel Gibson has a rare feel for the dark art of skin contact white winemaking. His instincts and attention to detail yield wines of extraordinary and rare power and precision.

Quomodo is built around a core of intense Eden Valley Riesling. With Riesling as the spine and small inputs from deftly handled Semillon and Muscat adding aromatic highlights and layers of texture, this sits at the top of the pile of Australian 'Amber' wines.

Indeed, Mike Bennie went so far as to call it, "one of Australia’s new era, great white wines."

It's a wine that makes you quiet and contemplative. A very special wine and a unique and important touchstone of the Australian wine landscape.

Read more about 2016 Ruggabellus Quomodo

2018 Si Vintners Baba Yaga

A fun little creation here from natural farming wine duo Si. Vintners.

For those interested, Baba Yaga is the name of a fabled Russian witch. This is skin contact Sauvignon Blanc seasoned with a dash of Cabernet Sauvignon for rosy colour and added flavour depth.

There were no additives or preservatives used during either farming or vinification, just the natural balance of the fruit given up by mother nature keeping this wine in peak drinking form.

An original take on Rosé/Amber styled wines, and one with plenty of charisma.

Read more about 2018 Si Vintners Baba Yaga

2018 Brian Gris 375ml

If you thought Pinot Gris was a white grape, then you need to try this. The Brian Gris was picked three weeks after the Pinot Noir for the Brian wines. By this point, the skins turn purple, morphing from a simple white grape to a fascinating red!

From there, the fruit spent six weeks on skins and was bottled unfined, unfiltered and with zero sulphur. This is a cloudy, funky, chewy wine that's not for the faint of heart. 

This is the most utterly smashable version of the Brian Gris to date.

A little outrageous and outrageously delicious. All the things we've come to expect from the Brians.

Read more about 2018 Brian Gris 375ml
Delivery

Delivery is Free for any order over $150 or more, or just $9 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 mix pack!

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Warehouse Pickup is also available for Sydney customers, 8am-5pm Monday to Friday. To select Warehouse Pickup as your shipping method enter our address "F5A, 42 Wattle St, Ultimo, 2007" as your shipping address during checkout. Please complete your purchase online before visiting us as we are not licensed to sell over the counter.

Express Delivery is available for Sydney postcodes within 15km of the CBD. There is a $10 delivery surcharge and the order is needs to be placed before 12pm midday weekdays for same day delivery.

Our Heat Policy can be viewed here (under the 'Delivery Questions' section). 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

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?

Yes we offer volume discounts on larger orders. Orders over $499 get a 5% and orders over $999 get a 10% discount. This will be automatically applied during checkout.

How does the price match work?

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 match it. We'll even retrospectively refund you if you have already purchased from us but you see a lower price somewhere later on. Our price match policy can be seen here.

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, not really. 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: F5A, 42 Wattle St, Ultimo, 2007

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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