2021 Vignerons Schmolzer & Brown Thorley Riesling

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High-tensile cool climate Riesling from the VS&B duo. Texture, length and thrilling acid.

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The Thorley Riesling is grown by Tesa & Jeremy at VS&B high up on their small vineyard in Stanley outside Beechworth. It's frightfully cold up there on the property, perfect conditions for growing fine-boned, delicate Rieslings. 

Jeremy has spent a vintage at the great Keller Wines in the Rheinhessen, and Tessa is obsessed with the variety - it's fair to say they know their way Riesling. With this wine, made from their own home-grown fruit, no stone is left unturned getting this to its full potential.

In contrast to their King Valley Rieslings, this is close to bone dry. A little time in old oak fills out the texture and will allow for excellent ageing potential. It's a gorgeous wine made in very small quantities.

"Stunning intensity, texture and length... Amazing wine."
- 95 pts, Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)

Bright pale straw. A nose with talcy blossom floral notes, a daub of lemon butter and grapefruit pith.

The palate is quite energetically dry and deceptively powerful, with floral intensity driven by an interplay between slatey dry extract and toothsome minerally acidity. The wine walks amongst orchard and stone fruits – yellow apple, unsweet apricots, a building tart kumquat note.

95 points - "Stunning intensity, texture and length. Lime and grapefruit characters with tonic and orange blossom. This is a squeaky riesling, in texture and general mouthfeel, with whispers of fruit sweetness before a long, commanding finish. Amazing wine." - Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)

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 - Beechworth, VIC Vignerons Schmölzer & Brown

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