2018 Billy Button ‘The Versatile’ Vermentino
|Producer||Billy Button. Alpine Region, Vic|
|Status||Sourced form various sustainable vineyards|
Billy Button is named after the yellow native flowers shaped like balls that bounce on the tops of the Alpine Valleys. Billy Button Wines burst onto the scene in 2014. With a wealth of established vineyards in the region tended to by dedicated growers, there was no reason for Billy Button to establish their own vineyards. Instead they work with a number of highly accomplished local growers to secure some of the best fruit available in the region. The wines they make focus on varietal diversity.
Jo Marsh, Glenn James and Alex Phillips
|Wine||100% Vermentino. This fruit comes from the Ferraro Vineyard at Myrtleford. Growing this sun loving variety in a cool climate means that Jo is able to pick the fruit a little riper while still having good acidity, which results in a richer more textural style of Vermentino. The handpicked grapes were whole bunch pressed. The juice was then settled overnight and roughly racked to ferment, which took place in stainless steel using wild yeasts. The wine stayed on ferment lees for 3 months with occasional stirring to enrich the texture and add complexity. The wine was then filtered and bottled.12.5% ABV. The great all rounder white - partners well with most cuisines and occasions.|
|Tasting Note||Citrus - Spice - Textural|
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