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Billy Button Drumborg Gewurztraminer 2018

“In 2008 at Seppelt,” Jo Marsh says, “I came across a ’78 Drumborg Gewurz. It was amazing. The vines were supposed to have been pulled out but they never were; instead the vines were just slashed. So we cleared the bush block, replanted some, retrellised the original surviving vines. Then, finally, in 2011 we got approval to have more planted, just before I left. Seppelt have since decided that they don’t want it again, so it’s being sold off.” Jo Marsh takes a great many small parcels of grapes from a great many varied locations, and must be run off her feet like you wouldn’t believe during vintage. But when she heard there was some Drumborg gewürztraminer going, she literally drove through the night to go and pick some up. This is the result.

It’s just so incredibly elegant, and long. Gunmetal, red grapefruit, apple and florals. It’s not at all exaggerated. But it’s just so fine. This isn’t wine-by-numbers, or even by logic. It’s wine made for the love of wine, and to hell with common sense.


Tasted : Jan19
Alcohol : 12%
Price : $27
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2019 - 2025
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