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2017 Vignerons Schmölzer & Brown Pret-a-Rouge

Beechworth & King Valley, VIC

VS&B's insanely smashable Pinot/Shiraz blend. Surely one of the most easy-drinking reds in Beechworth.

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About

About The Wine

Tessa Brown and Jeremy Schmölzer are getting a lot of things right in their quest to establish their own label. As they wait for their own vineyard to mature they are making the most of some brilliant fruit from the surrounding areas.

The Pret-a-Rouge is a blend of Shiraz, Pinot Noir sourced from Beechworth and the Alpine Valleys. There was no Sangiovese available this year, so the classic 'Hunter Burgundy' blend will have to do.

It's lighter and brighter fruited than previous releases, more red fruit but the classic savoury back-bone that this cuvee has always had.

If you are looking to get familiar with these two, the Pret-a-Rouge is the best place to start.

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

Bright and fruit-driven, red forest fruits, a whiff of game and fresh-picked herb. It's smooth and supple to drink, fine savoury tannin cupping the sweet fruit so gently. It's built for speed of drinking and it delivers it in emphatically. Such a great modern style of Australian red wine. Smashability to the max. - Different Drop Wine Team

93Points
The Wine Front

"A blend of Shiraz from the Alpine Valleys, and Pinot Noir from Beechworth. Love a Shiraz Pinot. Spicy, with perfume, dried herb, cranberry and raspberry. Medium-bodied, wonderful crunch and energy, a pomegranate/cranberry juice acidity and flavour, playful scratch of tannin, and a cool spicy finish. Beautiful thing to drink." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

Additional Info

From The Producer

SHZ/ PIN, dry, bright, medium bodied and juicy from a cooler vintage, no new oak. Alpine Valleys/ Beechworth fruit. 280 dozen bottled. 

Blend : Shiraz, Pinot Noir
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2024
Bottle Size : 750ml
Production : 280 dozen

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