Jo Marsh’s Billy Button Alpine Valleys Wines began its life in 2014. Billy Button has used the diversity of grapes and regions in Victoria’s North East to make beautiful wines. The style here is elegant and flavoursome but restrained. The name comes from the flowers, related to the daisy, that create a sea of gold during the warmer months, blanketing Mount Bogong and Mount Feathertop.
This is a lighter style, fresh and refreshing. You can serve it nice and cold to get a clean white. Or if you leave it at cellar temperature it will show some of the lovely floral notes, pear drop and pepper.
Wine maker notes. “A very tight example of this variety from a cool vintage. Bright citrus with unusal spice and white pepper notes and a crunchy fresh palate.”
There is a lot spoken about the lovely King Valley but the Alpine Valleys that surround offers some fantastic wines, often at great value.
An impressive white grape suited to warm coastal regions from Liguria down to Bolgheri and Sardinia. Rich aromatics and great texture. Personally, I think Vermentino is the next big thing. Mainly because it is delicious, but it also grows well in the Australian climate. And it ticks boxes for lovers of Chardonnay, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Gris.