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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2019 Tibaldi Roero Arneis DOCG
Arneis can be considered the flagship white varietal in Piemonte, with the Roero DOCG producing some of the best examples of it. This enchanting wine comes from sisters Monica and Daniela Tibaldi, who took over their family vineyards in the heart of the DOCG in 2014.
Such a pretty array of aromas here; floral, fresh, citrusy, herbal, there is a real potpourri going on with the noise of this wine. On the palate it’s got quite a round, soft mouthfeel leading into sweet summer peaches topped with a squeeze of lemon zest, peach daiquiri anyone?
There is a really nice mineral feel as well, with a very soft acid structure completing the medium bodied feels here.Read more about 2019 Tibaldi Roero Arneis DOCG
2021 Arfion Pinot Grigio
Dave Mackintosh's Arfion label has a good track record with this popular grape, and his style really captures the freshness of 'Grigio' with the texture of 'Gris'.
Unlike the vast majority of Pinot Grigio on the market, his is very much hand-made from start to finish. It comes from the Coombe vineyard in the warmer Lower Yarra Valley area - a site with a great track record for Pinot Gris.
The fruit was hand-picked in the cool early morning to retain freshness and concentration, with whole bunches, older oak and some lees stirring adding nice texture and interest.
It's zippy and refreshing on the one hand, chewy and thought-provoking on the other. A quality Pinot Grigio from Dave and super value.Read more about 2021 Arfion Pinot Grigio
2021 Bloody Hill Villages Panton Hill Pinot Noir
"You walk up and down it and you'll know why I call it Bloody Hill!" says Timo Mayer.
Bloody Hill Pinot Noir is a gentler version of the variety, with Timo' son Rivar Mayer Ferguson now looking after all the winemaking. The fruit from this maddening slope in the Yarra Valley is fully destemmed, naturally fermented and aged in old oak puncheons for only six months.
It's a softer, more fruit-driven style of Pinot Noir. Excellent value and made in only small quantities.Read more about 2021 Bloody Hill Villages Panton Hill Pinot Noir
2020 Gertie Cabernet Franc
Small production Cabernet Franc, from very special blocks in the Clare Valley, the only downside is that there is so little Franc left in the valley.
Redcurrant and blackcurrant, exotic spices, rosemary and rosy perfume. Medium bodied, delicious crunch of sappy fruit and spice, almost a milky feel, fine silty tannin, and this kind of rosehip tea perfume trailing on a lets-go-again finish.
A little bit of whole-bunch, a few weeks on skins post-ferment to build some structure and depth. Unfined unfiltered, and oh so limited.Read more about 2020 Gertie Cabernet Franc
2019 Celler del Roure Vermell Mando blend
A lively little red that is a blend of 10% Mandó, 15% Monastrell, 75% Garnacha Tintorera. Aged in the terracotta for just four months, it's juicy, nervy, and really pops out of the glass.
This is a super energetic and lively wine, powerful primary flavours of earthen sour red berries, before the gentle sweetness settles into the savoury spread of tannin, all enveloped with soft, dry spices.
The natural acidity keeps this wine in perfect balance. Like so many Spanish wines at the moment, it just over delivers for the price. Light, savoury and stylish, with a herbal chalky finish, please sir, may I have some more!!Read more about 2019 Celler del Roure Vermell Mando blend
2020 Bondar Violet Hour Shiraz
The name 'Violet Hour' refers to the fading light owners Andre Bondar and Selina Kelly saw on the horizon as they picked the last bunches of Shiraz for their first ever release, the 2012 edition of this wine. A violet sky, a beautiful wine, and a new future ahead for the couple and their vines.
The Violet hour tastes as stylish as it looks, it hits that sweet-spot for all red wine lovers - a combination of elegance and power.
The pedigree of the McLaren Vale vineyard is second to none - it's one of the most respected sites in McLaren Vale where Seaview and Blewitt Springs meet. You get the lively, bright blue fruits of the sandy soils of Blewitt Springs with the power and structure of the Seaview terroir. It's a winning combination. The quality of the Shiraz speaks for itself.
Put simply, if you like McLaren Vale Shiraz with a fresh face - this is a must buy.Read more about 2020 Bondar Violet Hour Shiraz