About The Wine
Vermentino is one of the emerging Italian white grape varieties that is proving very successful in Australia.
Winemaker Jo Marsh once again sums it up perfectly: "It’s just such a great, accessible variety and I think a really good alternative to Sauv Blanc or Pinot G." As she told us, "it's all about picking at the right time with Vermy, you want those great ripe fruit flavours but also the acid to keep it fresh."
There's some really clever winemaking in this, with wild yeasts, full solids, partial malo and lees stirring all adding subtly chewy texture to the pristine and pure fruit.
Jo calls this wine 'The Versatile' and that's exactly what it is - great with food, great as a refreshing Summer white, great as a thought-provoking conversation starter.
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.