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2015 Vignerons Schmölzer & Brown Brunnen Pinot Noir

Beechworth, VIC

One of the finest Pinot Noirs in the Beechworth region.

$41.00

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About
It’s like sitting under a big tree and looking up at the branches and leaves, the fruit seaping through like light. It’s a world worth stepping into.

Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)

About the Wine

The Brunnen vineyard is set amongst spectacular Australian bushland high on the hill behind Beechworth. Its high altitude and rugged soils make a perfect setting for high-class Burgundian varieties. The Chardonnay from this vineyard makes the Vignerons Schmölzer & Brown, as does the excellent Pinot Noir.

This is a thought-provoking style of Pinot. Built in a savoury framework of herbal, undergrowthy mystery, the fruit purity from intelligent viticulture shines through. The 2015 release inspired a brilliant piece of prose from Campbell Mattinson who noted that the world of Tessa and Jeremy's Pinot Noir, "It’s a world worth stepping into." in his 93 point review.

This is one of the finest examples of Pinot Noir to be found from the region and highly worth investigating if you like savoury yet delicate versions of this variety.

About Vignerons Schmölzer & Brown

Tessa and Jeremy are playing a long-game with their Vignerons Schmolzer & Brown label. They have invested in a block of land and planted 10,000 vines on it over the last couple of years with plans of managing it fully organically. It comes as no surprise to me that the buzz around this husband and wife team is palpable and the praise is high.

Max Allen recently called them, “one of a remarkable number of impressive new wine labels to have cropped up in Beechworth over the last five years.”  We believe Tessa and Jeremy are building something really special, and there's no doubting that they are going to be at the forefront of Beechworth wine for many years to come.

Tessa and Jeremy
Tessa and Jeremy's truly 'cool climate' Thorley vineyard
Beechworth, VIC
Reviews

Critic Reviews

93Points
The Wine Front

"I both tasted and drank the wine prior to reading the release; indeed I first tasted it in a semi blind setting (I knew it was in the line-up, but I didn’t know which one). I liked it before and after the reveal. I’m interested to read that “two fruitier barrels” were declassified; this is a shot at savouriness, and/or complexity, with peppery spice notes littered through the drive of macerated fruit. It’s composed, it has some punch, but the strings are pulled as much by tannin and acid as they are by fruit; it’s a dance of many steps. It’s very young; its best lies ahead. It’s like sitting under a big tree and looking up at the branches and leaves, the fruit seaping through like light. It’s a world worth stepping into." - Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)

Additional Info

From the Producer

Blend : Pinot Noir (100%)
ABV : 13.5%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2022
Bottle Size : 750ml

Jeremy Schmölzer & Tessa Brown - making a statement
Jeremy Schmölzer & Tessa Brown - making a statement
Beechworth, VIC
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