2016 Vignerons Schmölzer & Brown Brunnen Pinot Noir

Beechworth, VIC

Gorgeous Pinot Noir from the coolest climes of Beechworth and a producer on the up and up.


It’s the best of the Brunnen pinot noirs so far...

Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

About The Wine

The Brünnen 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." 

Well the 2016 is right there again - a gorgeously pure and detailed Pinot.

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

Critic Reviews

DDS review

Forest berries, earth and twigs. A hint of mushroom and Autumn scents amongst the plush and fruit that rides front and centre. There's sappy tannin and and easy feel. Varietal, full of flavour and just great to drink. - Different Drop Wine Team

The Wine Front

"This is the first year where I feel, as a taster, that I’m really starting to feel where this wine comes from. By that I mean that I’m starting to understand it; its personality has become clearer. And it does have a personality; it’s a unique wine, quite unlike any other I can think of. It has ample tang but it’s not a sour tang; there’s a sweetness to its tang side, which works particularly well given the wine is savoury at heart. It’s built on acidity, as past releases have been, but there’s more flavour to this release, and a deceptive run of tannin too. This is real bone China territory, though the wine also feels durable, secure and silken. Its every tremble feels inescapably precise. It’s the best of the Brunnen pinot noirs so far; it is charm central." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

Additional Info

From the Producer

Single site, unirrigated, true cool climate Pinot from the highest altitude Pinot site in Beechworth. No adds bar SO2. Light bodied, aromatic, savoury.

Blend : Pinot Noir (100%)
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2023
Bottle Size : 750ml

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

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