About The Wine
Sitting at 450 metres elevation on the eastern slopes of the Mount Lofty Ranges, Alan Dean's Pinot Noir vineyard is one of the coolest in the region. Sophie and Jasper have long been drawn to its capacity for bright fruit and great structure and, after adding small amounts to their Basket Town Red for a number of years, they are now vinifying it as a standalone wine.
This is so pretty, startlingly bright and crunchy with cranberry, raspberry and strawberry up front. The acidity is mouth watering and the tannins are fine, firm and long. There is a fantastic line of tension through the wine and the finish is long and precise.
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.