2015 Billy Button The Delinquent Verduzzo

2015 Billy Button The Delinquent Verduzzo

Region:Alpine Valleys , VIC

Style:Medium Bodied

Producer:Billy Button

Quick Overview

One of Australia’s only Verduzzos from one of the most exciting and unique producers we’ve encountered. Such a different white wine. Savoury and structural, and the ultimate ‘impress your friends at dinner’ wine!


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RRP $25.00

$25.00

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About

As Jo explains, “I’m only making wines that interest me, or that have a story that means something to me.” Well I’ve got news for you Jo, your wines interest us too!

This is something out there, really wild stuff! Verduzzo originates from Friuli in North-East Italy, but it’s pretty much an unknown quantity here. Jo jokes that after making one she’s a local expert! I love this line from her too:

“I saw [verduzzo] as a great challenge, and I love a challenge. Particularly when someone said to me, ‘Why would you want to do verduzzo? It’s such a boring variety.’ After that, it was game on!”

This has worked out spectacularly in the end, with the result being a wonderfully savoury and structural wine with a completely unique set of flavours. A step up from the 2014, in Jo’s opinion. If you’re looking for a food-friendly wine with a point of difference to wow your dinner guests, I couldn’t fathom there would be a better option than this.

What It Tastes Like

There’s a leanness and shyness about this release but once you get it to open up, boy is it on! It shows some nice spicy notes and gentle citrus aromas. The palate is structural and dry and chewy, but with enough fresh stone fruits and citrus flavours to balance things. Jo describes it as being more like a red than a white and in many respects she’s right - lots of body, texture and structure. A minerality to it. It absolutely works, and the length of flavour and balance is spot on.

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Billy Button owner/winemaker Jo Marsh