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.
2019 Luna Estate Pinot Noir
Over the last few years Luna Estate in Martinborough have been releasing tremendous value wines across the Pinot spectrum (they have some excellent Chardonnay too).
Their estate Pinot is a true bargain for lovers of fleshy Pinots with depth and concentration. There's a lot going on here; spicy and savoury, deep red and black fruit, some game and pepper.
Make this your go to weekday Pinot!Read more about 2019 Luna Estate Pinot Noir
2021 Mallaluka Barbera
"Great, medium weight, attractive and easy as red."
Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)
Barbera from Gundagai is not a radio phone-in caller but a red wine that oozes vibrancy and will bring joy to all.
Barbera's natural tarty acidity shines through among the raspberry, cherry, sour sweet flavours. It has also seen some old oak maturation to give it some extra depth and texture.
Should make all long-time admirers first time buyers...Read more about 2021 Mallaluka Barbera
2019 Veronica Ortega Quite Mencia
Though she grew up in Cadiz surrounded by the smells of Sherry and the ocean, it was red wine that took Veronica Ortega's heart.
She travelled the New World (Burn Cottage, Central Otago) and the Old World (Comte Armand and DRC in Burgundy and Domaine Combier in Crozes-Hermitage) before finding her one true love, Mencia, and settling in Bierzo.
Mencia can take on many forms - from lighter expressions similar to Pinot Noir or Gamay - to fuller bodied examples closer to Syrah - Veronica looks to show her pet variety in all its forms.
'Quite' is her lighter, earlier drinking expression. It's picked from 80-year-old organically-farmed vines and was raised in a mixture of French oak and amphora. Filled with red berries and floral top notes, it's a whimsical red wine of great character and epic drinkability.Read more about 2019 Veronica Ortega Quite Mencia
2020 Dodgy Bros Juxtaposed Old Vine Grenache
"Juicy. Delicious. Good over the next few years."
Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)
Exciting wine here, from the hands of winemaker Wes Pearson.
This Grenache comes from two top vineyards in McLaren Vale: one planted over 90 years ago in the Clarendon sub-region, and the other in Blewitt Springs. The value on offer here is outstanding.
It strikes that elusive balance between finesse and power effortlessly. If you like Grenache while it's rippling with primary fruit, there is plenty of joy to be had here already. However, if you are looking for something that will look all the better in a few years time, this will equally fit the bill.
Another wine to add to McLaren Vale's impressive list of excellent Grenache.Read more about 2020 Dodgy Bros Juxtaposed Old Vine Grenache
2018 Queen of the Sierra Red
Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)
This is an unusual creation from the Forlorn Hope tribe, but honestly, what else would you expect?!
The Red Wine smashes Zinfandel, Barbera, Tempranillo, Trousseau Noir, and Mondeuse,(what a combo!) into a three-way blended light, structural, energetic red wine that comes at you head on. It's got attitude and attacks the mouth with chiselled definition and a bushel of forest fruits that will make you head spin.
It's only available in limited quantities here in Australia, so move fast.Read more about 2018 Queen of the Sierra Red
2018 Sentio Rouge
Chris Catlow, the one-man band that is Sentio, is a dab hand at elegant reds as well as incredible Chardonnay it seems.
A blend of Sangiovese, Pinot and Syrah, treated gently in the winery, this is a velvety, fragrant light to mid-red, with a memorably silky palate.
It's both a serious and jovial wine, very smashable if you're in the mood, and nicely, spicily complex if you want to take your time over a glass.Read more about 2018 Sentio Rouge