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2018 Billy Button The Feisty Friulano

Alpine Valleys, VIC

A rare Italian white variety that thrives in the hands of Billy Button mastermind, Jo Marsh.

$27.00$25.00

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About The Wine

Here we have Jo Marsh's 'The Feisty' Friulano, yet another alternative Italian variety doing good things in her beloved Alpine Valleys.

The grape originates from Friuli in North-East Italy, where it makes quite full-bodied and richly flavoured wines. There's only a handful of Friulano in Australia. This has all of that intensity and texture but like all of Jo's wines, they are so refreshing and seamlessly balanced.

This sees a little skin contact to give a little grippiness to the palate and extract a little more flavor. Only tiny volumes made and more than generous price. It's unique, so complex, so very tasty.

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
Additional Info

From The Producer

Friulano originates from the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region of North-East Italy. (It also goes by the names of Sauvignon Vert and Sauvignonasse.) Jo’s interest in this white variety began in 2013 when she experienced it for the first time while working at Feathertop. She was intrigued by the intensity of flavour combined with a fantastic texture, and she knew there and then that she wanted to play with the variety even more. Sourced from the Dalbosco Vineyard at Porepunkah, Billy Button’s expression of this wine is textural and complex balanced by a vibrant fruit intensity. It’s a mouthful of a wine, and delicious to boot.

Closure : Screw Cap
Bottle Size : 750ml

Winemaker Jo Marsh
Winemaker Jo Marsh
Alpine Valleys, VIC
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

DDS review

Super textural Italianate white wine, with a deliciously confronting rawness, and some fresh peach and lemon peel elements. - DD Wine Crew

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