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2021 Billy Button The Promised Pinot Noir

Alpine Valleys, Vic

A rare sighting - great Pinot Noir from the Alpine Valleys, from the sure hands of Jo Marsh.

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$32.00

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Tthis release is good.

Campbell Mattinson (Wine Front)

About This Wine

With all the single variety wines in the Billy Button range, it’s strange that there has never been a Pinot Noir, but for good reason. It is not a grape used in table wines in this region of Northern Victoria, as there is little of it planted there. Yet Jo has found a tiny vineyard in a valley of the region that she hasn’t sourced fruit from before to produce this unicorn regional offering.

This wine is a multi-clonal blend of MV6 and D5V12 (mainly used in sparkling production), and is a great example of the versatility of wines from the Alpine Valleys.

Red berries, tart cherry, and a dried herbal note, the wines has a depth and richness to it, that is belied by its light body frame. Lifted aromatics, and great natural acidity, shape a wine that is just another example of Jo’s ability to work any grape in shape.

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
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From The Producer

Pinot Noir, the dream of many a winemaker, has eluded the Billy Button range until now. There is very little Pinot Noir grown for red table wine in the region, with the vast majority planted for sparkling base. Jo didn’t want to tackle the variety unless she knew she could do it justice.

Blend : Pinot Noir
ABV : 14%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2025
Bottle Size : 750ml

Winemaker Jo Marsh
Winemaker Jo Marsh
Alpine Valleys, VIC
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"The Alpine Valleys are by no means renowned for Pinot Noir; indeed you rarely see it as a table wine from these parts. But this release is good. Varietal, a little stewy/macerated, lifted aromatically and with the form/shape to make its quality clear. Sweet-sour cherries, red mostly with hints of black, come infused with dry herb and orange-rind notes. It works well." Campbell Mattinson (Wine Front)

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A surprise discovery…

Beautiful. Light but full flavoured. A long finish. A truely delicious delightful drop and outstanding value. As Billy Button’s first foray into Pinot Noir , an astounding debut. Keep em comming!

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