Billy Button Schioppettino 12pk 2017
Jo Marsh is not a box ticker. She embraces every task with great expectation and seeks out the path less travelled. With a focus on alternate varietals, Jo produces an astounding array of wines, which including cellar door only wines, comprises over 20 different varietals, some in miniscule quantities. Working closely with local growers Jo has helped to breath new life into this tiny wine region, and shine a light on the breadth and depth of the grape varietal variation that we have in Australia. Jo follows no rule book, she believes in doing what’s best for the wine, polishing and perfecting, highlighting the fruit and sculpting the palate so the wine flows through the mouth with texture and interest.
Schioppettino from the Buffalo Valley area of the Alpine Valleys. As an aside: if you’re going to get sub-region-specific then the Alpine Valleys is the place to do it...mouthwatering and refreshing but its flavours of boysenberry, black/white pepper, violet and cloves build ample weight as they progress through the palate. There’s plenty of grip here too, plenty of flesh and jubey flavour. This is well work tracking down.
Source: Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front