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2017 Billy Button The Affable Barbera

Alpine Valleys, VIC

Small batch Barbera and possibly our favourite Australian example of the variety.

$32.00

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Categories: $25 - $35, Billy Button, Red, VIC, Wines
About

About The Wine

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 few years 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.

Don't miss out on this charismatic little red from one of the Alpine Valleys' finest.

About Billy Button

Billy Button is one of our favourite wineries in the Alpine Valleys.

Jo Marsh has one of the country's most eclectic ranges of wines. A plethora of wines from rarely seen emerging varieties are the born from the Billy Button winery. 

Jo has great relationships with many of the finest grape growers in the region. Their lovingly tended fruit is always beautifully realised by Jo.

If you're looking to explore alternative varieties, the Billy Button range may be the best place to start in all of Australian wine.

Winemaker Jo Marsh
Winemaker Jo Marsh
Alpine Valleys, VIC
Reviews

Critic Reviews

91Points
The Wine Front

"Affable Barbera. It certainly is. Juicy red berry flavours with slips of dried herbs. Floral and meaty at once; both pretty and substantial. It feels juicy and refreshing throughout, it’s cleaner than a whistle, and it runs out evenly through the finish. It’s very good from every angle." - Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)

Additional Info

From The Producer

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.

Blend : Barbera (100%)
ABV : 13.5%
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2024
Bottle Size : 750ml

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