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Skinsy Sensations Sampler Pack

Six of the most delicious 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.

For the uninitiated, amber, or 'orange' wines, are essentially white wines made just like a red. Soaking the juice on the skins during the fermentation process allows a myriad of exotic flavours and aromas as well as the tactile grip and structure you might more typically see in a red wine. They are fascinating and very versatile things to drink.

In this excellent value mixed pack, you'll get to see some of the best Australian examples of the style from producers all over the country!

This is the perfect place to start exploring the delicious world of skin contact white wines. It's the best value version of this super popular pack we've ever put together. We hope you enjoy these wines as much as we do!

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.

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2021 Golden Child Tropicana Blanc

Welcome to Club Tropicana where the drinks aren't quite free but they are pretty damn good value. And there's enough fun and sunshine for everyone.

James Hamilton at Golden Child has worked wonders with the oft-derided Verdelho grape by giving it some skin contact and blending it with Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay.

The result is a poolside skinsy white, not quite amber, with tropical passionfruit, guava and lime flavours and a good ripe phenolic grip.

We wouldn't assign blame if you added a drinks umbrella to the glass.

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2021 Doom Juice Gewurz

It feels like one day, we all just woke up and started drinking Gewurztraminer. And a little bit of Gewurz in our lives is a good thing, really. In the hands of New Wave winemakers, we've really seen just how versatile it can be.

Exhibit A: Doom Juice.

Unfiltered and unfined, this is as far from a 'classic' Gewurztraminer as you could find. Fermented to full dryness, there are heightened aromas and flavours of lychee and rose petals with mangosteen and ginger. Think beach time in the tropics and drink it on its own at sunset. You may be tempted to drink it from a coconut, but it's probably safer to pair it with any dish with coconut milk.

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2021 MDI Ribolla Gialla

The MDI Ribolla Gialla brings you a grape you might never have heard of, with a winemaking technique pushed almost to its limits.

Having spent six months – yes, six – on its skins, the MDI is a nod to the wines of Gravner and Radikon from northeastern Italy, but made in a more approachable style (and for a fraction of the price). Orange blossom, rose and some savoury tomato leaf mix with an intriguing and surprising blackberry character and some tanginess to deliver a delicious wine with a flavour that lingers so well.

This wine may not be for everyone, but given how delicious it is, we think you should try it anyway.

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2021 Dr. Edge Tasmania Amber

We love a beautiful burger, and now we have a matching wine from the inimitable Dr Edge. It's an amber, orange, textural wine made from the obscure Schonburger variety, co-fermented with Pinot Gris.

It's skinsy wine done fun, with fruit from northern Tasmania that spent approx ten days on skins. It's fresh, chalky and fruity, a reflection of the winemaker perhaps.

Not much around of course, so jump in quick...

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2021 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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Reviewed by Gaby M.
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Great pack!

All the bottles in the pack are quite enjoyable, lots of character and fruitiness in these wines. Great price, too!

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All beautiful wines

Love this new style of wine, crisp light and not too sweet. We enjoyed every bottle.

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Great taste sensation

Orange wines are my new obsession and this tasting pack is a great collection. I particularly liked the mallaluka ZCR. The wine has a funky orange flavour with wonderful florals and tropical notes from the zibibbo. An unusual Sicilian grape variety that's starting to show up more and more in the DD wines.

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nice wines

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First try of skinsy wines

Good selection of different wines - very nice

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Delivery is Free for any order of $99 or more, or just $10 for any orders less than $99. There is no minimum order quantity and you can mix and match as much as you like. Make your perfect mixed pack! In Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane & Byron Bay we deliver with our own vans. All other areas are serviced by Australia Post.

Sydney Metro orders in the Pink Zone will be delivered the next day 5 days per week, Monday through Friday. Orders in the Blue Zone will be delivered on Tuesdays and Fridays. Everything outside these zones will be delivered by Australia Post.

Melbourne Metro orders are picked up at 12pm from our Sydney warehouse every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and delivered the following day in Melbourne (Tues/Wed/Thurs/Fri). Please refer to this map to see if your address is considered Melbourne Metro here. Everything outside of this zone will be dispatched next business day with Australia Post.

Brisbane Metro orders are picked up from our Sydney warehouse every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at 12pm and delivered on Thursday or Friday. Please refer to this map to see if your address is considered Brisbane Metro here. Everything outside of this zone will be dispatched next business day with Australia Post.

Australia Wide Deliveries To the rest of Australia we use Australia Post. The Australia Post Collection Truck picks up orders from our Sydney warehouse every weekday at midday. If your order is placed before 12pm we’ll get it on the truck that day. Delivery times vary considerably with Australia Post and unfortunately there is no Express Delivery Option for wine (because it is fragile and heavy). PLEASE NOTE that we are currently seeing significant delays in the Australia Post delivery network. Strict government health and safety requirements and very high parcel volumes are causing significant backlogs at the main NSW and VIC sorting facilities. Orders are still arriving safe and sound but you may notice slower delivery times and less frequent scanning updates than usual.

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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.

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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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