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DD Top Drops November Red Pack

Six of our best reds delivered to your selected schedule. Skip or cancel anytime. We'll send you a reminder before each delivery.

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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, delicious red wines with a great story.

These are our favourite recent red 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 light, ethereal reds through to those richer and fuller-bodied. 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.

Our November Pack includes:

2018 Charteris Central Otago Pinot Noir

PJ Charteris is an experienced winemaker and one of the country's top Wine Show Judges.

A Kiwi native, PJ has spent much of his professional career working in the Australian wine industry. He spent time at Penfolds and Lindemans before being appointed Chief Winemaker at Hunter Valley icon Brokenwood, where he stayed for twelve years.

Charteris is PJ returning to his NZ roots. It's his chance to put forth his own spin on the Central Otago region. This, PJ's 'village' Pinot Noir, comes from a vineyard high up on Felton Road in Central Otago.

The aim here is to craft something that is complex yet approachable in its youth. PJ includes a little whole bunch which gives a gentle smokiness to what is lovely ripe and open fruit. It's a much more subtle and restrained style of Otago Pinot Noir and one that's immediately approachable.

Still, it shows plenty of power, plenty of fruit. It's a lovely example for the region which will only get better over the next 3-5 years.

Read more about 2018 Charteris Central Otago Pinot Noir

2017 Fontanafredda Ebbio Langhe Nebbiolo

If you're interested in what all the fuss is about with Nebbiolo grown in the Piedmont region of Italy, this is a great way to dip your toe in the water.

This is made by Danilo Droco - the acclaimed winemaker behind Mirafiore - and comes from selected vineyards across the Langhe appellation.

Made with very minimal influence from oak, Danilo preserves all the natural charms of the Nebbiolo grape. It's rosy in perfume, brightly red fruited and carries the signature defined tannins the variety is known for with an easy approachability.

Value for money wise, you can't really go wrong here. It's an easy-drinking option that won't bust the bank account.

Read more about 2017 Fontanafredda Ebbio Langhe Nebbiolo

2018 Bondar Wines Junto GSM

In only a few short vintages this dynamic couple have carved out a niche for their eponymous label as one of the most exciting and in demand wineries in McLaren Vale.

Drinkability is writ large across the range. The 'Junto' (Spanish for 'together') is a wine made for easily enjoying with friends and family. The 2018 may be the best release of this wine to date.

The Grenache component a much less than in previous years (70%), the power of the 2018 vintage bringing a richer, more silky wine to bottle on release. This is as delicious as medium-bodied reds get from this part of the world.

Incredibly versatile and impossibly more-ish, Andre and Selina have done it again.

Read more about 2018 Bondar Wines Junto GSM

2018 Simao & Co. Tempranillo

Simon Killeen's mission is to bring the diverse range of wines from the North-East of Victoria to the rest of the country. Good sites run by good growers, the wines made with skill - spread the word.

It's wines like this that are getting his message out there.

This Tempranillo from the Alpine Valleys is sensational. Fruit grown by Mark Walpool, hand picked and crafted by Simon's hand, this is a modern, vivacious version of this classic Spanish variety. Oak plays only a minor role, the sublime, juicy fruits are the wine's heart and soul.

It's quite simply a wine with great energy and a gorgeous thing to drink.

Read more about 2018 Simao & Co. Tempranillo

2018 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 2018 Dormilona Cabernet Sauvignon

2019 Mada Syrah Nouveau

The modern Australian Shiraz/Syrah is a much different beast to that of twenty years ago. Thank the wine gods for the evolution of style, it's allowed for great wines like this to come into existence.

Hamish Young has got a good eye for fruit. For this fresh, nouveau take on Syrah, he sourced from a vineyard he describes as "Possibly the warmest, hungriest site in Canberra." It was fermented as 100% whole berries for max aromatics, cold soaked for a week, fermented for two weeks, then pressed to a combination of ceramic egg and a French puncheon.

There's also a dash of Grenache and Mataro thrown in for a little extra 'pop'. This is a highly perfumed, exuberant style of Syrah, which is reliant on impeccable fruit for its appeal, not oak. If you love the trend towards medium-bodied, youthful reds, this is going to be right up your alley.

Read more about 2019 Mada Syrah Nouveau
Delivery

Delivery is Free for any order over $150 or more, or just $9 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 mix pack!

Estimated delivery time frames with Australia Post can be viewed here. Please include Authority to Leave instructions in the ‘SPECIAL REQUESTS’ box during checkout if you may not be available to sign for your delivery and would like it left at your front door. The 'SPECIAL REQUESTS' box can be found on the cart page before the final checkout page.

Warehouse Pickup is also available for Sydney customers, 10am-5pm Monday to Friday. To select Warehouse Pickup as your shipping method enter our address "F5A, 42 Wattle St, Ultimo, 2007" as your shipping address during checkout.Your order will be packed and ready within 2 hours. Please complete your purchase online before visiting us as we are not licensed to sell over the counter.

Express Same Day Delivery is available for Sydney postcodes within 10km of the CBD. There is a $10 delivery surcharge and the order is needs to be placed before 12pm midday weekdays for same day delivery. Express courier deliveries cannot be left unattended and require a receiver signature.

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.

Returns are free for 100 days after purchase. You can view the conditions of our return policy here

For any other shipping related inquiries, please see our helpful FAQ, email us at hello@differentdrop.com or call us on 1300 668 385..

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?

Yes we offer volume discounts on larger orders. Orders over $499 get a 5% and orders over $999 get a 10% discount. This will be automatically applied during checkout.

How does the price match work?

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 match it. We'll even retrospectively refund you if you have already purchased from us but you see a lower price somewhere later on. Our price match policy can be seen here.

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, not really. 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: F5A, 42 Wattle St, Ultimo, 2007

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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