Commune of Buttons ABC Chardonnay

Commune of Buttons | ABC

Adelaide Hills

Commune of Buttons produce their wine from grapes grown organically in the Adelaide Hills. A venture which has partly relied on support from family and the community, hence the name. We had the pleasure of visiting The Summertown Aristologist a little while back and were lucky enough to have a bunch of the Commune of Buttons range to sample on the day. The ABC chardonnay sticking out as a particular favourite that simply had to come back with us.

The grapes for this wine were handpicked and given time to cool before being pressed and settled again. The resultant juice was initially fermented in tank before making its way to barrel for the remainder.

I’ve harped on before in these reviews about how much I’m enjoying this style of chardonnay and the Adelaide Hills just keeps on producing the goods. A touch of funk on the nose, ripe peach and apricot. The palate brings what we described as something akin to lemon butter. The citrus pokes through but felt extremely well rounded. The acidity rumbles underneath but feels blanketed, ultimately staying in its lane but never lacking interest. A delicate chardonnay in an extremely drinkable form. These wines shine best when shared with friends. A spring afternoon in the park, dry zone laws permitting, of course.

Whether you are a fan of the chardonnay grape or not, if you haven’t picked one up for a while then we highly suggest you throw it on your list. The Adelaide Hills is home to some amazing winemakers producing some fantastic minimal intervention wines and this is another fine example.

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june, 2021