2019 Billy Button The Chameleon Pinot Gris

Alpine Valleys, Vic

Textural and aromatic, a classic Pinot Gris from the Victorian high country.



About the Wine

Pinot Gris (Grigio) grapes are actually pinkish grey in colour, from which they derive their name. Gris means grey in French and Grigio grey in Italian. Wines made from this variety can range in style from light and zesty to rich and full bodied.

The Billy Button Pinot Gris positions itself somewhere in the middle of these styles and is a culmination of the two, offering fetching aromatics and crisp acid, paired with a textured round palate.

The coolness of the Alpine Valleys lends itself to good acid retention and you could say this wine has the aromatic style of a Grigio and the textural qualities of a Gris on the palate.

About Billy Button

With a focus on alternate varietals, Jo produces an astounding array of wines, comprising over 20 differen varietals, some in miniscule quantities.

Working closely with local growers Jo has helped to breath new life into this tiny wine region, and shine a light on the breadth and depth of the grape varietal variation that we have in Australia.

Jo follows no rule book, she believes in doing what’s best for the wine, polishing and perfecting, highlighting the fruit and sculpting the palate so the wine flows through the mouth with texture and interest.

Additional Info

From the Producer

The fruit for this wine was sourced from three different vineyards, all in the Alpine Valleys GI. Some parcels were handpicked and whole bunch pressed, while other parcels were machine harvested and pressed. The batches were fermented in a combination of stainless steel and large format old oak. Some parcels were cold settled, racked and inoculated. Other parcels were fermented with indigenous yeasts on full solids. The wines were then matured on lees for a further five months, before filtration and bottling.

Although the production of this varietal has more than doubled for Billy Button in the 2019 vintage, the winery’s small batch ethos was still adhered to, with all parcels kept separate until the final blending. It was a pleasure to observe differences in the wines produced from each vineyard. The resulting wine has a generous palate with a tasty combination of minerality, citrus and pear.

Drink Until : 2024


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