2016 Billy Button The Clandestine Schioppettino

Region:Alpine Valleys , VIC

Style:Medium Bodied

Producer:Billy Button

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A variety that almost went the way of the Dodo only half a century ago - and now you get to try it!

RRP $30.00


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Schioppettino (meaning 'gunshot' in Italian) was on the brink of extinction when in the 1970's a covert operation took place in Friuli to repropagate the variety. This had to be done decidedly on the down-low, Schioppettino was not on the door list for the region. Thankfully, this viticulturist counterinsurgency succeeded, hence the delicious and mysteriously named 'The Clandestine' Schioppettino we have here. It's an interesting variety, its medium-bodied, savoury, incredibly perfumed and more acid-driven rather than fruit driven. A delightful little wine and the perfect pairing with a vast array of foods. There were only 40 dozen made in 2016, and as Campbell Mattinson noted: "This is well work tracking down."

What it Tastes Like

_91 points. "This packs a bit more punch than the 2015. It’s still mouthwatering and refreshing but its flavours of boysenberry, black/white pepper, violet and cloves build ample weight as they progress through the palate. There’s plenty of grip here too, plenty of flesh and jubey flavour. This is well work tracking down." - Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)


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Billy Button owner/winemaker Jo Marsh