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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 alongside some great examples from other corners of the world. 

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

2020 Poppelvej Aeventyr Gewurztraminer

The Poppelvej Aeventyr is a bang-on example of Gewurztraminer in skinsy mode.

The fruit hails from the K1 vineyard in the Adelaide Hills. Winemaker Uffe let the wild ferment kick for three weeks on skins before pressing. You can see plenty of examples of orange Gewurztraminer that go a little over the top, with the aromatics becoming overly floral and exotic, this somehow maintains its freshness and brightness without becoming a caricature.

This is spicy, dry and refreshing. Such a fun-loving example of the orange wine style, perfect for those new to skin-contact wines.

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2020 The Hermit Ram Skin Fermented Sauvignon Blanc

The skin contact white wines from The Hermit Ram are perhaps what this off-beat, cult producer is best known for.

This is Sauvignon Blanc that spent six weeks on skins before being pressed, that amount of skin maceration is really pushing the limits with this variety.

Looking for a classic Kiwi Sauv Blanc, you better run the other way.

This skinsy, savage Sauv Blanc has some bite.

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2020 Havilah Skinsy Pinot Gris

Pinot Gris in its natural state here from young gun, Ricky Evans.

This wine took many months to put together. Two parcels of fruit came into the winery. One batch he treated much like his Pinot Noirs, with a week on skins and being pressed off to barrel before fully finishing its primary ferment. The other parcel sat on skins for seven months before being pressed off and blended with the other parcel. Skin-contact winemaking at extremes here from Ricky.

It's a cracking wine - bright, floral, and frisky is the order of the day.

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2020 Testalonga Baby Bandito Stay Brave Chenin Blanc

Tangy, herbal, spicy, a touch grippy, this is a fascinating SA Chenin Blanc from natural wine royalty Testalonga.

Organically farmed, the fruit spends twelve days on skins, developing citrus, orange peel and floral flavours, and is full of youthful, perky acidity.

Tiny amounts imported, move quickly...

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2020 Smokestack Lightning Pinot Gris

The Smokestack Lightning wines from Dave Macintosh are interesting takes on white varieties made with some portion of skin contact and as little intervention as possible.

They are pure expressions of vineyards with amazing vitality. A cleaner, more grown-up version of the amber wine scene, you might say.

The SCPG (Skin Contact Pinot Gris) shows almost more in common with a Rosé than a white. The natural blushed pink tones of the Pinot Gris skin really getting a chance to shine in this release.

This version spent 11 days on skins then hung out in a barrel for a while to really hit its straps.

It's a voluptuous version of the variety which doesn't compromise on freshness. It's excellent drinking all round.

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MV Brave New Wine Doppelganger

Doppelgänger is another quirky yet delicious creation from the lovely Yoko and Andries over at Brave New Wine.

After varying degrees of skin contact on each variety through ferment, Riesling, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Vermentino are aged in a combination of old barrels and ceramic eggs under a thin veil of flor.

There's uber amounts of skinsy texture here. A faint nuttiness and something like kombucha. Served blind, this would be a very difficult wine to put your finger on. The tannins are tight, the acid is mouth watering, the volume of fruit is ample to all the winemaking thrown at it.

It certainly won't be fore everyone, but it is a truly interesting drinking experience.

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Reviewed by Jay R.
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great range of skin contact wines

love getting these mixed boxes - nice way to try different skin contact / orange wines.

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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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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.

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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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