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2017 Billy Button The Groovy Grüner Veltliner

Alpine Valleys, VIC

Delicate and classy Grüner Veltliner from Jo Marsh.

$27.00

Rated 4.5 out of 5
2 Reviews

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Jo Marsh is onto something here. This shows great promise.

Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)

About The Wine

A tiny batch of Grüner Veltliner fell into Jo Marsh's lap in 2017, and Jo's not one to turn away a stray variety.

The Grüner was made with classic Billy Button simplicity and precision. Jo describes it as Riesling on steroids and that pretty well sums it up.

It's tight and dry with smooth glassy texture and a sprinkling of spice.

A lovely Grüner done to a tee.

About Billy Button

Billy Button is the charming Alpine Valleys based project of ubertalented winemaker Jo Marsh, now helped by her winemaker husband Glenn James and young winemaker Alex Phillips.

Billy Button focuses primarily on producing small batches of alternative varieties from good local growers in their small patch of Victoria. The team explores varieties that are rarely seen in the Australian landscape - you can find anything from Schioppettino to Verduzzo in this eclectic range.

Jo's gentle touch in the winery makes for beautifully balanced wines that show great texture and vibrancy. The Billy Button range is a little gem of North East Victoria. It's one of the more unique wine ranges in the country and the perfect place to begin your exploration of alternative varieties.

Winemakers Glenn James, Jo Marsh & Alex Phillips
Winemakers Glenn James, Jo Marsh & Alex Phillips
Alpine Valleys, VIC
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From The Producer

Gruner Veltliner is a variety that originates from Austria - in fact one in every three vines in Austria is Gruner Veltliner! It is aromatic and crisp like a Riesling, but with a bit more generosity and texture on the palate. A portion of full solids, natural ferment in this wine has created some savoury complexity and an added dimension to the palate.

Blend : Grüner Veltliner (100%)
ABV : 14.50%
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2020
Bottle Size : 750ml

Winemaker Jo Marsh
Winemaker Jo Marsh
Alpine Valleys, VIC
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91Points
The Wine Front

"I’m not exactly sure where the fruit comes from for this wine – other than that it’s Alpine Valleys – but Jo Marsh is onto something here. This shows great promise.Pepper-spice, crunchy fruit, juice aplenty and a fresh, floral, satisfying finish. It’s a lovely white wine, slender despite its alcohol, everything finessed into position. I’d drink it now but only because it’s drinking so well; time may well bring greater interest." - Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)

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Very easy to drink would be a great summers day wine

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Great everyday drinker

This was delicious everyday wine. This one never lets me down.

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