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.
The pack will be updated on the first of every month. Your first pack will be shipped the next business day following your subscription. Choose your frequency, skip or cancel at any time (we'll send you a reminder before each delivery) - it's just that easy.
2020 Mallaluka Aligote
Sam Leyshon ventures far from the family homestead for this wine.
For his Aligote, it's off to the King Valley in Victoria where so many of the younger-gen winemaking crowd are sniffing around for new varieties to play with.
Aligote suits Sam's vibe. It's a laid-back, easy-going variety which provides plenty of flavour and texture for Sam to tweak the dials on.
It drinks beautifully and is one of the more affordably priced renditions of the variety in the country right now.Read more about 2020 Mallaluka Aligote
2019 Domenica Two Cells Chardonnay
Peter Graham has a huge reputation for crafting some of the best value premium Chardonnay in Beechworth.
The decade plus he did as assistant winemaker to Rick Kinzbrunner at Giaconda stood him in good stead. The time he has spent since working his own style into the fabulous Chardonnays of Domenica's estate label.
Here is his earlier drinking option. The Two Cells Chardonnay shows all the big and beautiful stonefruit and richness that Becchworth Chardonnay is famous for, but here you can get it under $30 a bottle.
If you want a daily drinking Chardonnay with a bit of power and potency, this is for you.Read more about 2019 Domenica Two Cells Chardonnay
2019 Ngeringa Rose
This is a fantastic Rose wine from the fastidiously-farmed vines of Erinn Klein.
A super-charged floral affair, this is a highly-perfumed, highly-crushable Rose that is both bone-dry and textural.
Erinn is considered one of the best farmers of grapes (or anything, for that matter) in the Adelaide Hills and it shows in the quality of fruit used for this wine.
In Mike Bennie's glowing 94 point review, he dubbed this, "Striking wine. Complex and doing way more than it should. Perhaps."
It's serious in style and seriously easy to drink.Read more about 2019 Ngeringa Rose
2018 Pierre Marie Chermette Les Griottes Beaujolais
Pierre-Marie Chermette took over his family vineyards in 1982.
From the very beginning he had a vision to produce a more serious, quasi-Burgundian example of Gamay from his homeland. When bubble-gummy, frivolous Beaujolais was all the rage, Pierre-Marie was making serious wines for the best restaurants in Paris.
He continues his passions and focus to this day.
The Les Griottes is his young vine expression of Gamay. The vines for this cuveé are between 20 - 40 years old. It's produced in a traditional way, with semi-carbonic maceration, however it spends less time on skins than the other cuveés from this producer to preserve freshness and early drinkability.Read more about 2018 Pierre Marie Chermette Les Griottes Beaujolais
2019 Dune Pyla
A new age McLaren Vale red wine here from the notable Lloyd family of Coriole fame. The brothers Duncan and Peter forging a new project from their Blewitt Springs vineyard.
Italian varieties have become one of the great stories of McLaren Vale, with Coriole doing plenty to champion these sun-loving grapes. Here, Nero d'Avola takes centre stage, surrounded by Negroamaro & Montepulciano as well as Rhone classics Carignan and Mourvedre.
It's savoury, spicy and full of lush McLaren Vale dark fruit.
Not a foot wrong so far from this exciting rising McLaren Vale project.Read more about 2019 Dune Pyla
2018 Mayford Tempranillo
If you've been keeping track of Australia's best alternative variety wines of the last few years, this should already be on your hit list.
The Mayford Tempranillo may well be Australia's most consistently excellent Tempranillo. Grown on a small vineyard in Porepunkah in the Alpine Valleys, Eleana Anderson and Bryan Nicholson are the couple responsible for this beautiful Australian benchmark for the variety.
It's the undeniable power and structure of the wine that truly sets it apart. Consistently one of the finest examples in the land, the 2018 looks to be one of Mayford's best to date. If you want to see how good Australian Tempranillo can be, this is the best place to start.Read more about 2018 Mayford Tempranillo