2023 Billy Button The Torment Riesling

Billy Button |Alpine Valleys |Riesling
The one wine that makes Jo Marsh venture beyond her beloved Alpine Valleys. King Valley Riesling at its finest, right here!

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Jo had always intended the Billy Button brand to be from entirely Alpine Valleys sourced fruit, but she faced a dilemma with her much loved Riesling variety being scarcely available in the region.

She was forced to look towards the King Valley where she found a brilliant parcel of Riesling fruit, with the resulting wine being named 'The Torment'.

It has the same generosity of flavour as its BB white siblings, whilst still maintaining pure varietal distinction. It's a gorgeous wine - so pure, so flavoursome, so energetic.

Another ripping Riesling from the maestro, Jo Marsh!

Elegant aromas of white flowers with hints of jasmine, immersed with cut grass and lime cordial. The concentrated lime continues through to a palate that is pristine and tight. Mouth-watering acidity and remarkable length lend itself to a wine that is only going to get better with age.
Christened “The Torment” for its inaugural vintage when Jo broke her own rule - sourcing Billy Button grapes exclusively from the Alpine Valleys. Riesling is Jo’s favourite white variety and very little is grown or available in the region. When some pristine fruit was offered by a grower in the King Valley Jo could not say no and the deal was done! The Croucher Vineyard is at an elevation of 800 metres in the picturesque Whitlands subregion of the King Valley and produces impeccable cool climate fruit.

Region: King Valley, VIC
Blend: Riesling (100%)
ABV: 11.00%
Closure: 750ml
Bottle Size:

91 - "Quintessential Aussie riesling, blaring lime blossom, lemon drop and tonic water to good length. A little green, to be twee. Yet the thrust, juiciness and grippy drive override any sense of overt astringency. Good drinking. Drink or hold. Screw cap" - Ned Goodwin MW (James Suckling)

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 Billy Button

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