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2016 Vignerons Schmölzer & Brown Brunnen Chardonnay 1.5L

Beechworth, VIC

A sensational Chardonnay from this rising star of Beechworth.

$95.00

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About

About The Wine

If you are going to make Beechworth Chardonnay, it is fair to say the bar has been set high. Names like Giaconda, Savaterre and Sorrenberg have set the standard for the region and they are some big shoes to fill.

Tessa Brown and Jeremy Schmolzer form one of Beechworth's most exciting emerging wineries. Their 2016 Chardonnay is a killer drop and a dead-set bargain.

This Chardonnay comes from the vineyard directly across the road from their own block of fledgeling vines way up in the high country behind Beechworth. It is a beautiful site. The fruit is treated delicately; predominantly older oak, all natural ferments, malo only happens if it wants too. Nothing about this wine feels forced, it feels like it was nurtured into being.

If this is the next generation of Beechworth Chardonnay, there's a bright future ahead for the region.

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 high in the hills behind Beechworth and have planted 10,000 vines on it over the last couple of years with the plan to farm it organically. Tessa has a wealth of experience from time at Sorrenberg and Kooyong, Jeremy is an architect by trade with an eye for detail.

It comes as no surprise that the buzz around this husband and wife team is palpable and the praise is high.

Max Allen called them, “one of a remarkable number of impressive new wine labels to have cropped up in Beechworth over the last five years.” 

They are going to be at the forefront of Beechworth wine for many years to come.

Tessa and Jeremy in their snowy Thorley vineyard
Tessa and Jeremy in their snowy Thorley vineyard
Beechworth, VIC
Reviews

Critic Reviews

95Points
The Wine Front

"Tense, bright, energetic chardonnay of leaner profile but plenty of fine detail. Check that fine spicy, clove overlay, the tickle of flint-like mineral character, the grapefruit pithy acidity and the rapier-thrust across the palate. It sings in wet slate and fine floral perfume, feels assertive in mineral-charged flavour and texture. Mouthwatering finish a treat. It’s classy feeling stuff, not a hair out of place, but still with plenty of character to seek out. Shy in a way; reserved done well. I just loved drinking it. It speaks of a meticulous approach. It should age beautifully too." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

Additional Info

From The Producer

Single site, unirrigated, true cool climate Chardonnay from the highest altitude site in Beechworth (until our own vines are cropping)

Blend : Chardonnay (100%)
ABV : 12.5%
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2030
Bottle Size : 1.5L

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