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2019 Vignerons Schmölzer & Brown Pret-a-Rouge

Beechworth, VIC

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

$29.00

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About The Wine

Tessa Brown and Jeremy Schmolzer 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 and Sangiovese sourced from Beechworth and the Alpine Valleys.

Don't think too hard on the mechanics of the blend, this is made for ease of drinking and somehow these strange bed-fellows just work. It's built to be readily approachable and versatile and the 2019 nails the brief.

If you are looking to get familiar with these two rising stars of Victorian wine, 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 Thorley vineyard
Tessa and Jeremy in Thorley vineyard
Beechworth, VIC
Additional Info

From The Producer

A blend of reasonably equal amounts of Beechworth Shiraz and Pinot Noir with a splosh of red-fruit hero Sangiovese. This wine has always been something we endeavour to make super drinkable, through pretty light handling during ferment. And it’s all really, really old neutral oak used for elevage to keep an emphasis on that fruit vibrancy. We’d always hoped your Papou would enjoy this wine as much as your niece with the neck tattoo.

Blend : Shiraz, Pinot Noir, Sangiovese
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2024
Bottle Size : 750ml

Jeremy & Tessa in the winery
Jeremy & Tessa in the winery
Beechworth, VIC
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Critic Reviews

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

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Very easy drinking and the blend of shiraz, pinot and sangoviese was different to anything else I've tried. Great with or without food and look forward to drinking the other 5!

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Complex yet highly drinkable now

For those who love a balance between the fruity and the earthy in a refined way. Nose of raspberry, rose, lavender, mushrooms and forest floor. Almost a humid orchid greenhouse. Soft tannins and balanced acidity and dryness. Highly recommended.

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Simply Smashable

If you want a wine that is sure to please a variety of tastes, this is it!!!

Served this up to a group of friends with ranging flavour preferences and it was a massive hit.

Buy up.....

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Different and delicious

Vibrant red and blue fruits flood the mouth. Medium-light in body, it is very gluggable, with a welcome peppery edge that hangs around on the run out. A refreshing “buy and just drink the damn thing” wine that will satisfy newbies and more experienced wine lovers alike. Jaded palate? Give this a try.

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