2020 Commune of Buttons White
Due to the very low yields in 2020 (between 2 and 3 tonnes per hectare) both the ABC and Clover vineyards were combined to make Commune White. The grapes were harvested in the second week of March and crushed underfoot and left on skins overnight. Fermentation took place in 600L barrels and the wine remained on full lees for a year with some lees stirring over winter (roughly once a week for 2 months).
Commune White is a bright, well-rounded wine with pear, lime and peach fruits. There is a delicate savoury brioche thread that lingers into the well-known saline minerality and natural acidity of the clay sandstone soils of the vineyards.
- Commune of Buttons
Where: Basket Range, SA
How: Drink it with something where the wine takes the main stage. Scallops in butter?