Commune of Buttons - 2019 Clover Chardonnay
Siblings Jasper and Sophie Button returned to their mother's abandoned vineyard in the Hills, determined to bring it back to life. They've each spent countless hours and bars of energy restoring the vineyard to glory, leaning on biodynamic principles and science. Japser is calculated, scientific, obsessive. Sophie is vivacious, enigmatic, warm. Together they make wines that reflect themselves and the site, truly.
The Clover parcel did not have a lot of fruit this year, but they made it work. The site gives a characteristic yellow stone fruit acidity profile that comes from red clay. Red clay tends to make fruit bolder, stronger. This Chardonnay is curvaceous and luscious yet not without precise angles of acidity, minerality and phenolic texture. A beautifully balanced and complex wine.
Variety Chardonnay || Region Basket Range, SA || ABV 13% || Vol 750ml