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2019 Commune of Buttons ABC Chardonnay

Basket Range, Adelaide Hills, SA

Beautiful naturally made Chardonnay from the Commune of Buttons home vineyard in the Basket Range.

$40.00

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About

About The Wine

The ABC is a gently textural Chardonnay made from the coolest part of the Button's family vineyard.

It's whole bunch pressed to stainless steel tanks, then allowed to go through a wild ferment in barrel before bottling without any preservatives. This has that distinctive 'natural' feel, whilst remaining clean and fresh the whole way down. It's not your average Adelaide Hills Chardonnay, that's for sure. 

Mike Bennie once wrote, "winemaker Jasper Button is most intuitive and at ease with his chardonnay wines, I feel." and that's certainy evident in this release.

It tells a quiet story about where it's from and the people who made it. And it's just awesome to drink.

About Commune of Buttons

Siblings Jasper and Sophie Button returned home a few years ago to help save their family vineyard, planted primarily to Pinot Noir and Chardonnay 20 years ago by their mother.

They began restoring the site and transitioning to organic and biodynamic principles, and at some point decided that rather than sell off their prized grapes to others, they’d turn their hand to winemaking.

Just a couple vintages in, the results have been fantastic. The wines are made naturally with only minimal sulphur additions and slow, gentle ferments. The Buttons wines are as loveable as the family who made them.

Jasper Button in the family vineyard
Jasper Button in the family vineyard
Photo Credit: Nat Rogers
Additional Info

From The Producer

The ABC parcel is the coolest site in the vineyard facing due east with a relatively gentle slope. It also has some of the thinnest soil of clay but with the sandstone shelf closest to the surface. The coolness and bareness of the soil always produces a leaner more structured wine. For this reason, we picked the ABC parcel either side of the clover parcel on the 3rd and the 4th of March. It was hand harvested and the bunches allowed to chill down overnight. In the morning we pressed to tank and the juice was allowed to settle again overnight. Fermentation initially took place in tank and finished in 600L and 500L barrels. Only 3500 bottle produced.

Blend : Chardonnay (100%)
ABV : 13.5%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2024
Bottle Size : 750ml

Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

94Points
The Wine Front

"Succulent, bright and light chardonnay of faint mealy character, gentle savouriness but a flow of cool, just ripe stone fruit the main deal. Electric acidity underlying, washy feel to texture with brittle-crisp edges. Gentle, comely, appealing and highly (dangerously?) drinkable expression here. Quiet chardonnay done well." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

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