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2017 Vignerons Schmölzer & Brown Brunnen Chardonnay

Beechworth, VIC

A sensational Chardonnay from this rising star of Beechworth.

$44.00

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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 2017 Chardonnay, from a cooler vintage, is more elegant and intense than ever. 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

DDS review

Flinty from barrel, white peach and grapefruit with apple-skin powdery licks and and a spicy hint of fine French oak in a corset of mineral acidity. It's stunning. Long and laser focused but with the depth and power the Beechworth is known for. It's composed, not a showy bone in its body, but there's electricity in the air. Wow. - Different Drop Wine Team

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). No adds bar SO2. Lithe, minerally, good drive.

Blend : Chardonnay (100%)
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2027
Bottle Size : 750ml
Production : 83 dozen

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