About The Pack
This mixed pack is designed as the perfect set-and-forget option for those looking to keep the house stocked with interesting and delicious wines with a great story.
These are our favourite recent discoveries here at Different Drop, made by producers we love. And it is offered to you at our very best price.
The pack covers a wide range of styles and varieties - from white to rosé to red. You'll find wines from icons, rising stars and cult figures in the world of wine. No matter what your preference, we hope you fall in love with these wines just as much as we have.
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2017 Koehler-Ruprecht Riesling Kabinett Trocken
"Nicely done complex style."
- Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)
One of the best value Rieslings you will find out of Pfalz on offer here.
This premium-grade fruit is picked by hand in five stages to attain perfect balance of ripeness and steely acidity. The ferment is arrested just before the wine goes dry to provide balance and a sweet, lime-and-honey-like character.
It sleeps in large format oak until the next harvest is ready to come in. This long, slow, time to get to bottle is well worth it. This drinks like a dream. This is a classic German Riesling offering - textural, refreshing, and outstanding value to boot.Read more about 2017 Koehler-Ruprecht Riesling Kabinett Trocken
2018 Nocturne SR Chardonnay
Nocturne is the personal side label of highly decorated Margaret River winemaker Julian Langworthy and his wife Alana.
Julian has won just about everything there is to win in Australian wine, having taken out Winemaker of the Year for the 2019 Halliday Wine Companion, the 2016 Jimmy Watson Memorial Trophy at Royal Melbourne in the space of just a couple of years.
The Nocturne wines are all small production with Julian focusing on quality rather than quantity in this range.
This Chardonnay is part of their new Sub-Regional range, exploring the pockets of Margaret River that excite them the most. The Chardonnay fruit for this wine comes from a couple of small vineyards in Treeton to the north-east of Margaret River township.
If you're familiar with the way these two make Chardonnay it will come as no surprise that this is a big, beautiful example of the variety with a touch of sulphide and funk.
It's ripe and open for business. The perfect wine to scratch the MR Chardy itch when it creeps up on you.Read more about 2018 Nocturne SR Chardonnay
2019 Golden Child Beach Bum Rose
James Hamilton is making plenty of waves with his small estate grown Adelaide Hills-based operation. And rightfully so, the wines are stylish, accessible and widely appealing. In short, he's killing it.
Here's his Beach Bum Rosé made from Pinot Noir grown on his dad's block in Kuitpo.
Hand-picked, barrel fermented, set to a dry and savoury styling, this is a flat out delicious rendition of pink wine from the Hills.
It's the perfect pink to tuck in the esky for a day of beach cricket with friends.Read more about 2019 Golden Child Beach Bum Rose
2018 Garagiste Le Stagiaire Pinot Noir
Barney Flanders loves Pinot Noir, and his 2018 release of the value-packed Le Stagiaire Pinot Noir is another home run.
Made from a blend of fruit from Barney's outstanding single vineyards, with the best fruit from the Teurong and Balnarring Single Vineyard wines making their way into the blend this year. This represents the essence of Mornington Peninsular Pinot Noir.
Just 10% whole bunches used in the ferment this year with the emphasis squarely on ripe Pinot fruit, showcasing the impeccable vineyard management and winemaking of this Mornington guru.
It's unfined and unfiltered, with plenty of savoury complexity to balance the finish.
Value for money wise, this is an Australian Pinot Noir star.Read more about 2018 Garagiste Le Stagiaire Pinot Noir
2018 Massolino Dolcetto d'Alba
The Massolino family's history as winegrowers in Serralunga stretches back more than a century.
Founded in 1896 by Giovanni Massolino, the family's history is richly intertwined with that of the whole region.
The Dolcetto from Massolino is made from grapes grown exclusively in the Serralunga region of Piedmonte.
This is the wine made for drinking during harvest, where the fresh berried fruits and soft tannins help was down lunch while grapes are being brought into the cellar. It's a supple wine, not profound in complexity but very high in drinkability.
This is the wine you drink while you wait for your Baroli to mature.Read more about 2018 Massolino Dolcetto d'Alba
2017 Samuel's Gorge Shiraz
If you are looking for a hot tip when visiting McLaren Vale, do yourself a favour and make the journey to Samuel's Gorge.
The cellar door looks out on one of the region's most stunning vistas and the brilliance of the wines only magnifies the experience. This is winemaker Justin McNamee's tribute to the Shiraz grape.
Shiraz, he says, "reins over our province and for that matter, most regions in South Australia. Its magnitude in accessibility ought not to be confused with the magnitude of fruit flavour. It has charmed the world because it delivers concentration but concentration on a multitude of levels."
It's a wine built around texture and balance, not out-and-out power. A more rustic and earthy representation of this famous coupling of variety and place. This is one of McLaren Vale's best-kept secrets.Read more about 2017 Samuel's Gorge Shiraz