I’ve tasted this a few times and have loved it on every occasion.
About The Wine
This is something out there from the Billy Button camp!
Verduzzo originates from Friuli in North-East Italy, but it's pretty much an unknown quantity here. Jo Marsh, head-honcho at Billy Button, describes it as "The red drinker's white, a full bodied style with structured phenolics." which sums up the variety's character quite nicely.
This is a wonderfully savoury and structural wine with a completely unique set of flavours. Each iteration from Jo has been better than the last as she becomes more familiar with this variety. The 2016 is no exception.
If you're looking for a food-friendly wine with a point of difference to wow your dinner guests, this is a great option.
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.