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2017 Vignerons Schmölzer & Brown Pret-a-Blanc

King Valley, VIC

The perfect all-purpose white from one of Beechworth's newest stars!

$27.00

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This is such wonderful drinking, ballistically refreshing, quietly complex. Has it all.

Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

About the Wine

If you are on the hunt for delightful, intriguing whites built for casual drinking; this should be right up on your hit-list.

The Pret-a-Blanc is the all-rounder in the VS&B range. Comprised of King Valley Riesling, Gewurztraminer and Pinot Gris, careful blending and attention to detail has taken this textural, Alsatian inspired blend to a wonderful place.

Mike Bennie summed up the 2017 vintage wonderfully with these words, "This is such wonderful drinking, ballistically refreshing, quietly complex. Has it all." - 93+ points. Whether it's accompanying food or flying solo, the Pret-a-Blanc is wine jam-packed with charisma that will suit all occasions.

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

 "This wine comes from ‘bought fruit’ but there’s grand consideration in the relationships with vines and site, here from the King Valley, though VS&B call Beechworth home. Riesling dominant aromatic white here, produced ala Austrian inspiration in a round about way. Higher altitude, fresher vibes, spice, basket pressed for texture. Consideration in spades. One of Australia’s most dynamic and legacy-making wine projects, though project makes it sound a touch twee. Citrus spectrum scents, whiff of that greenery of lemon myrtle, almost an ozone scent, flint and wet slate, mineral charged at least. Scintillating in the palate. Rapier-thrust of cool, lean, bristling citrus-green apple-white flesh pear flavours and a starburst of explosive mineral character, though the finish has a lick of alpine herbs. This is such wonderful drinking, ballistically refreshing, quietly complex. Has it all." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

Additional Info

From the Producer

Blend : Riesling, Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer
ABV : 12%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2020
Bottle Size : 750ml

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

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