About The Wine
The debut Basket Town white is almost all Chardonnay... but there's a whack of the rare Chardonnay Muscat grape in the mix. It's sourced from the high altitude vineyards at Casa Freschi in the Piccadilly Valley.
It's a more opulent number, at least aromatically, with an orchard of stone fruits apparent. That richness diminishes on the palate, as it tightens up, becoming fine and chalky.
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.