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 January Pack includes:
2018 Small Island Glengarry Pinot Noir
A hidden gem of the Apple Isle, the Small Island Wines are making plenty of noise with only a small range.
This is their single site Pinot Noir from the Glen Garry vineyard in the North of the island. Focused, intense and brooding, this is a Pinot Noir with a lot of charisma.
Oak set decidedly to the background, the fruit from this excellent vineyard front and centre. In Campbell Mattinson's 95 point review, he dubbed it, "Clear favourite of the three individual vineyard releases..."
Only tiny amounts made.Read more about 2018 Small Island Glengarry Pinot Noir
2018 Renato Corino Dolcetto d'Alba
After apprenticing under Barolo cult-figure Elio Altare and his cousin, the iconic Luciano Sandrone, Renato Corino split off from his family to walk his own path.
He took with him his portion of the family plots situated across some of the great crus of La Morra: Rocche dell’Annunziata, Arborina, Pozzo, Conca and Roncaglie. Since 2005, he had set about making a more modern style of Barolo, starting with a brand new winery with all the creature comforts and ability for high levels of quality control that come with it. This quality-focused approach showed immediately in the wines.
Today, his son Stefano Corino is setting the region of fire as one of Barolo's fastest rising stars. It's wines like this vibrant, juicy Dolcetto that showcase his winemaking sensibility. It's clean, it's fresh, the fruit 'pops' out of the glass. It's classy and precise and excellent value for money.Read more about 2018 Renato Corino Dolcetto d'Alba
2019 Main & Cherry Sangiovese
So much great value vino coming from the cellar of Michael Sexton.
His range is jam-packed with vibrant, energetic examples of alternative varieties. Here he takes aim at Sangiovese and knocks it straight to the boundary.
The fruit comes from a biodynamically farmed vineyard in McLaren Vale. It's all Brunello clone which makes for a more structural style of Sangiovese traditionally. However, with gentle handling from Michael this version has maintained the silky drinkability that is the hallmark of McLaren Vale reds.
It's the perfect Thursday night pizza wine. Bellissimo!Read more about 2019 Main & Cherry Sangiovese
2019 La Petite Vanguard Grenache
The team behind Vanguardist uses the 'Petit Vanguard' label to experiment on certain parcels of fruit in order to find a better path in producing their excellent premium Vanguardist label.
The Grenache is a wine built for easy consumption, early drinking, and something that goes with a wide array of food styles.
The intense but low yeilding vintage of 2019 supplied fruit that could handle plenty of whole bunch, as such about 70% of the Grenache this wine was fermented as whole clusters giving lightness and freshness to counteract the natural density of the fruit.
It's bright, lively and spot on for a fresh example of McLaren Vale Grenache.Read more about 2019 La Petite Vanguard Grenache
2019 Poppelvej Panacea Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc
This is a great example of modern South Australian Cabernet blend from the hands of energetic young Danish-born winemaker, Uffe Deichmann.
This comes from two McLaren Vale vineyards: Paeroa & Sommerville. It spent a couple of weeks on skins, Uffe looking for a soft extraction of tannin and colour to produce a Cabernet with early approachability.
This is great drinking, with plenty of deep, ripe fruit flavours and a lick of toasty oak and that vibrant pop of blue fruit and violet that Cabernet Franc brings to the table.
It's a Cabernet blend you can get stuck into right now or cellar in the medium term.Read more about 2019 Poppelvej Panacea Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc
2019 Adelina Shiraz Mataro
The Adelina Shiraz Mataro showcases the exquisite old vine Clare Valley fruit that Jen Gardner and Col McBryde have at their disposal.
Over half of the fruit is sourced from vineyards 100+ years old, these are some of the Clare Valley's most precious and respected vineyards.
The wine itself is treated with the typical Adelina care: wild ferments, gentle handling, and this year a portion fermented in concrete. This is yet another remarkable release, delivering a flavour-packed yet elegant representation of old-vine Clare Valley fruit.
As a complete package, this is unbeatable value and one of the best pound-for-pound reds in the Clare Valley.Read more about 2019 Adelina Shiraz Mataro