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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
Expert 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
Delivery

Delivery is Free for any order over $150 or more, or just $9 for any orders of $149 or less. There is no minimum order quantity and you can mix and match as much as you like. Make your perfect mix pack!

Estimated delivery time frames with Australia Post can be viewed here. Please include Authority to Leave instructions in the ‘SPECIAL REQUESTS’ box during checkout if you may not be available to sign for your delivery and would like it left at your front door. The 'SPECIAL REQUESTS' box can be found on the cart page before the final checkout page.

Warehouse Pickup is also available for Sydney customers, 8am-5pm Monday to Friday. To select Warehouse Pickup as your shipping method enter our address "F5A, 42 Wattle St, Ultimo, 2007" as your shipping address during checkout. Please complete your purchase online before visiting us as we are not licensed to sell over the counter.

Express Delivery is available for Sydney postcodes within 15km of the CBD. There is a $10 delivery surcharge and the order is needs to be placed before 12pm midday weekdays for same day delivery.

Our Heat Policy can be viewed here (under the 'Delivery Questions' section). If you would like us to hold dispatch of your order for milder weather please leave instructions to do so in the 'SPECIAL REQUESTS' box found on the cart page before the final checkout. We are happy to hold it for as long as you like. All orders are fully insured so you can buy with full confidence that these tasty beverages will get to you in tip-top shape.

Returns are free for 100 days after purchase. You can view the conditions of our return policy here

For any other shipping related inquiries, please see our helpful FAQ, email us at hello@differentdrop.com or call us on 1300 668 385..

FaQs
Do I have to order in dozens?

No, please mix it up! You can order wines in any quantity and variation you like. You can order 1 bottle or 50. We challenge you to make the ultimate mixed pack of wine!

Are there volume discounts?

Yes we offer volume discounts on larger orders. Orders over $499 get a 5% and orders over $999 get a 10% discount. This will be automatically applied during checkout.

How does the price match work?

Everyday Low & Consistent Pricing is something we strongly believe in. We want our customers to feel confident they are always getting the best price. If you see a price lower somewhere else let us know and we'll match it. We'll even retrospectively refund you if you have already purchased from us but you see a lower price somewhere later on. Our price match policy can be seen here.

I am trying to add more of a wine to my cart but it won’t let me?

This means we are running low on stock of that wine. So for example, if the website will only allow you to add 3 bottles and no more, then that is all we have of that particular wine. The good news is we may be able to order more for you. Just contact us on 1300 668 385 or hello@differentdrop.com and we'll organise the additional quantity for you.

Does Different Drop have a physical store?

No, not really. More of a warehouse/office. We do however offer a Click & Collect option from our warehouse in Ultimo, Sydney. Our warehouse address for Click & Collect is: F5A, 42 Wattle St, Ultimo, 2007

Can I special order a wine you do not sell?

If it’s doable, then we’ll make it happen. Just contact us directly via phone, chat or email and we’ll find out for you right away. Please note that in most cases special orders such as these will need to be in full case lots (6 or 12 bottles).

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