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2021 Vignerons Schmolzer & Brown Obstgarten K Riesling

Whitlands, VIC

German-inspired Riesling from a cool site in the King Valley. A very classy and balanced take on an off-dry Riesling from this fast-rising producer.

HIGH SCORE

$40.00

4.0
Rated 4.0 stars
1 Review
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This is invigorating and utterly delicious.

Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

About The Wine

While the Schmolzer & Brown duo await their own estate-grown Riesling to come online, they are plundering other cool-climate Victorian regions for premium fruit to play with.

Here they take fruit from the second highest Riesling vineyard in Whitlands region, and turn it into their version of a German Kabinett style Riesling - hence the Obstgarten 'K'.

The acidity is absolutely blistering allowing the wine to find an easy balance with a touch of residual sugar though still maintaining a dry style overall.

This is a beautiful, elegant style of Riesling from one of Victoria's rising star producers. Drink now or cellar long.

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 single vineyard, Kabinett-style Riesling from the second highest altitude Riesling vineyard in Victoria: mature, unirrigated and close-planted vines on the Whitlands high plateau. This has pretty, spring floral aromatics with some more tropical complexity from two separate picking dates. Two thirds cool-fermented in tank and one third fermented in old hogshead without temperature control. This has 31g/ L residual sugar and plenty of natural acidity to balance the fruit and sweetness.

Blend : Riesling (100%)
ABV : 9.5%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2030
Bottle Size : 750ml

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

Critic Reviews

96Points
The Wine Front

"This is invigorating and utterly delicious. Crisp texture, green apple in its sweet juiciness and bright crunch. Excellent length, feels superbly balanced, long, fine, sleek and with underlying minerality. So persistent and mouth-watering yet gently stains the palate with flavour too. The light, fine, talc-powdery pucker in the close is a clincher. You can tell there’s beautiful fruit sweetness here but it feels so well judged. Wow stuff." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

94Points
The Real Review

"Very pale and bright lemon-yellow hue. Intriguing nose of dried mango and mandarin peel. A distinctly off-dry style that has great tropical fruit concentration and a steely line of minerality running underneath. Acidity is bracing to counter the sweetness, so it drives it long and finishes with a clean spritz of refreshment." - Stuart Knox (The Real Review)

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    Rated 4 stars
    2 years ago
    A Mosel experience

    This wine was a real Mosel Riesling tasting experience, with less of the talc power-lime flavours that can be a bit harsh in younger Mosel Riesling. Top drop.

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