Bonterra The Butler
The Butler is a biodynamic wine from a single vineyard in Mendocino County, California. The vines, planted on steep slopes at high altitude, are meticulously tended to as the starting point for making this amazing wine. The grapes are mainly Syrah, with Grenache, Mourvedre, Malbec and Petite Sirah adding depth and complexity. We are lucky enough to have secured some of the outstanding 2012 vintage, which is drinking beautifully now.
Very limited stock
Bonterra are one of the biggest names in organic winemaking. Their farming practices are ‘back to the future’: composting, cover crops, and natural cycles create a soil that is rich and vital, from which grow naturally healthy vines and intensely concentrated, flavourful grapes. Bob Blue, winemaker at Bonterra was recently quoted as saying 'The organic system is a food system that more and more people have come to trust. I can remember in my earlier days seeing a skull and crossbones sign by one vineyard, saying “Don’t go into this vineyard for 30 days”!'
- Quality Review by forkedtongue