Commune of Buttons Basket Eurilla Pinot Noir 2021
The Button family has been growing grapes for a couple generations now, but under the Commune of Buttons flag, they have really hit their stride, making wines that resonate of place and time. Every season sees an evolution, and a refinement to the wines, that truly speak from the heart.
Notes from Jasper below:
This parcel is from Alan Dean’s vineyard in Piccadilly. The vineyard sits at the southern entrance to the valley at 450m elevation, on the eastern slopes of Mount Lofty. It’s a high-altitude site, one of the coolest in the valley offering incredible tannin development for its relatively lower alcohols and we feel after working with the grapes for this time it deserves to become its own single-vineyard wine. The Eurilla 2021 was harvested in late March with the fruit chilled overnight and then destemmed into a single 3000L fibreglass fermenter with 10% whole bunches on top. The fermentation had some gentle remontage, and a single pigeage at the end of fermentation to fix colour and extract tannin. The wine was aged in 10-year-old barriques for six months on fine lees then racked to fibreglass for a further three months to settle. The wine is pretty, light and full of energy but has good acidity and tannin structure that carries its red fruits.
Grape: Pinot Noir
Region: Adelaide Hills