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The Wild Wild West Sampler Pack

Six wines that show the changing state of WA wine.

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About The Pack

These are exciting times for WA wine. 

In just the last few years there's been an explosion of seriously exciting experimental producers popping up all along the West Coast. 

It's not all buttery Chardonnay and rich Cabernet in the West these days. There's plenty more interesting and delicious things to explore and this little pack is a great place to start!

A bottle each from six producers all doing things their own way. Every bottle here comes with a great story. 

Get stuck in.

2017 L’Enclos du Tertre Riesling

In just a few short years, this has become a new high watermark for Western Australian Riesling. 

Lee and Clemence have worked with this fruit for many years. They know this site like the back of their hand. This old vine, dry-grown block is now managed by them. Here all the elements of Riesling come together in beautiful harmony.

It has incredible length and drive, a thrust through the mouth which is spine-tingling. Grip, texture, crunch and searing acidity - this has it all. Mike Bennie gave this a huge 97+ points, the highest rating ever for a young Australian Riesling on The Wine Front.

As far as Australian Riesling goes, L’Enclos du Tertre is right at the apex.

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2017 Tripe Iscariot Wilyabrup Chenin Blanc

South Africa has long been pursuing excellence in Chenin Blanc, some of their finer examples are considered some of the best in the world.

Perhaps it should come as no surprise that a South African is taking Australian Chenin Blanc to the next level - ladies and gentleman, this is one serious Chenin Blanc.

In an effort to highlight the variety's ability to articulately communicate terroir, Tripe.Iscariot owner/winemaker Remi Guise is releasing a pair of Margaret River subregional expressions of this often maligned grape. They were stunning to try back to back. This, the Wilyabrup wine, was our favourite.

It is a wine of immediate impact, bold and full flavoured. It has tension and depth, all in all, it is a remarkable achievement. 

Read more about 2017 Tripe Iscariot Wilyabrup Chenin Blanc

2018 Brave New Wine Ambergris Pinot Gris

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

Here's a new 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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2017 Express Winemakers Rosé

Express Winemakers are doing some interesting and delicious things in the West. The wines feel as laid back as their winemaker Ryan.

They are made with a sense of joy and playfulness, built for fun times and easy drinking. Good vibes all round with this stuff.

This Grenache/Mourvedre Rosé is wild fermented in old oak giving it a lovely texture and some savoury undertones whilst maintaining its youthful exuberance.

Fresh and breezy in style; think picnics and fisbees, beaches and boards, and you're heading in the right direction.

Read more about 2017 Express Winemakers Rosé

2018 LS Merchants Red Blend

Dylan Arvidson wanted a red to glug on pizza night at home, and so this little red blend was born.

He foraged up some Touriga Nacional from a local grower who employs Dylan to make his fortified. A little addition of his whole bunch Mataro and a splash of Syrah later and this is the end result.

Touriga's slurpy nature, the richness of fruit without heaviness or overbearing tannin makes it a prime candidate as the base for this 'vin de soif' style of wine.

It's such a joyful thing to drink.

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2017 Dormilona Cabernet Sauvignon

A beautifully different style of Margaret River Cabernet here from the 2016 Young Gun Winemaker of the Year, Josephine Perry.

There are few, if any, other winemakers in Margaret River that would dare release their Cabernet Sauvignon without any new oak, but that is precisely what Jo chooses for her own.

It's about fruit first and foremost, her trusting the vineyard and her instincts on when to pick to ensure that all structure in the wine is derived from the grape rather than an oak tree.

It's a gloriously feminine style of Cabernet - lifted and precise.

Read more about 2017 Dormilona Cabernet Sauvignon
Delivery

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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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