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Missed out on this 'Affable' little gem last year? Don't let it happen again! If you have never tried the Billy Button wines, this is a great introduction to what Jo Marsh is all about: Alpine Valley fruit masterfully handled, bundled up with incredible value. Over the last three vintages this has garnered a reputation as one of the most drinkable Barberas in the country. The key here is balance. Where other Aussie Barbera can be a little wishy-washy this hits the nail on the head. Jo says, "It is now one of my most popular wines and one of my most consistent" and it rightfully has been the fastest of her range to sell out each year. This year's production is smaller than last year. And it won three trophies including the Best Red of Show at the 2017 North East Victoria Wine Challenge. Don't miss out on this charismatic little red from one of the Alpine Valleys' finest.
What it Tastes Like
Ripe blueberries and mulberries. Plenty of succulent, juicy fruits laid on a silky bed of fine, powdery tannins. Some fresh herbs twist through the finish. Joyful, smashable wine here set to make plenty of friends. Might be the tastiest yet from Jo.
Three Trophies including Best Red of Show - 2017 North East Victorian Wine Challenge
The first vintage of this wine was in 2014 and it was a bit of a fortunate accident. I wasn't planning to make a Barbera that year, but close to harvest the growers Tony and Josie Ferraro asked me to take a look at it. I've always loved the Italian Barberas that Italian Barberas that I've tried, but had never really been impressed by the Australian examples. At this stage the fruit had no home, and I hate seeing good fruit being left on the vine so I thought I'd give it a go. And what a success it turned out to be - that first vintage sold out in 3 weeks! It is now one of my most popular wines and one of my most consistent - it doesn't seem to be as affected by vintage conditions as most varieties.
Closure: Screw Cap
Bottle Size: 750ml
Drink Until: 2021
About the Producer
Billy Button is one of our favourite wineries. As Jo Marsh continues to expand her brilliant boutique range she continues to impress us to no end.
Her commitment to alternative varietals with amazing drinkability is one of the most charming aspects of her label. This combined with a ferocious passion for her home in the Alpine Valleys and the growers that produces there, makes Billy Button a one-of-a-kind.
The Alpine Valley is one of the ‘must watch’ emerging regions of Australian wine. Not bound by the traditions of some of the more ‘established’ regions, the Alpine Valley is experimenting with ‘alternative’ varieties from all over the world and kicking some huge goals. The productions are small, the quality is high and this cool climate region is on a mission to stamp its authority on Australian wine. And they are doing one hell of a job.
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