AT A GLANCE
Billy Button Flowers
Textured & Savoury, Red, Medium-bodied
Mushroom Risotto, Coq au Vin, Duck Breast
James Halliday Wine Companion 2018
A NOTE FROM OUR WINEMAKERS
The power of fruit from the Tamar Valley effortlessly matched by the poise and fine tannin of Pipers River.
Gary BaldwinChief Winemaker
Peter DillonSenior Winemaker
THE FINER DETAILS
With fruit from vineyards in the Tamar Valley and Pipers River, this wine has pretty floral perfume and bright fruit with hints of herbs and oak complexity.Download Tasting Notes
2015 was an excellent vintage in Tasmania, particularly in the north of the island, where there was good yields and outstanding quality throughout. Settled weather in late spring provided ideal conditions for flowering and fruit set, resulting in well formed, even bunches. Well-timed rain in late November promoted healthy growth and warm, but not hot, summer temperatures followed by a mild and dry autumn allowed optimum ripening of Pinot Noir fruit.
Harvest took place in late-March and the fruit was destemmed and cold soaked before wild fermentation in open fermenters with hand plunging. The wine was matured in French oak barriques for 11 months. The barrels were a mix of old and one third new from a select variety of coopers and forests.
Tasmania is a true cool climate region with a reputation for ultra-premium Pinot Noir and sparkling wines.
The island's pristine environment and relative isolation establish its credentials as a clean and unspoiled haven suited to premium food and wine production.Read more about the Tasmania
THE STORY BEHIND THE LABEL
SPECIAL OCCASIONS • CELLARING • GIFTING
The Collection series are a set of premium wines from hand-picked regions around the world – each crafted to reflect a supreme sense of place and exceptional character.
The labels each feature a unique photographed object collected from the region the wine was grown, designed to present a story of the region's distinct characteristics.
OBJECTBilly Button Flowers
These billy button flowers represent the natural beauty of the island. Their bright colour symbolises the exuberance of this delightfully lifted and aromatic wine.