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Vignerons Schmölzer & Brown Brunnen Pinot Noir 2017

Vignerons Schmölzer & Brown Brunnen Pinot Noir2017

£39.00

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Full of elegance, this light bodied Pinot has hints of aniseed and Asian spices. Savoury with bright acidity and fine tannins.

Tech

Country
Region
Sub-Region
Beechworth
Blend Info.
100% Pinot Noir
Alcohol by Vol.
13%
Bottle Vol.
750ml
Serving Temp.
12 - 15 degrees
Closure
screw cap

Producer

Vignerons Schomlzer & Brown

Vignerons Schmölzer & Brown was established by partners Tessa Brown, winemaker and Jeremy Schmölzer, architect.  The duo planted their first vineyard, named ‘Thorley’ which means ‘thorn clearing’, in 2014 in a high-altitude spot in the Beechworth GI, King Valley.  They have smaller parcels of growing vines in the Alpine Valleys and across the road in the Brunnen Vineyard, their friendly neighbours!

Both Tessa and Jeremy are very hands-on winemakers, spending far more time in the fields than in the office.  Wherever they can, and as the vineyard matures, they are working to continually increase their organic methods and inputs.  Their 2017 vintage was the first to be made with organically-grown grapes.

Their wines are all made with hand-picked fruit, ferment with only indigenous yeast, they don’t fine and only their white wines are filtered.  The only malolactic fermentation VS&B wines may go through is spontaneous, not architected.

Teresa and Jeremy took inspiration from the French fashion movement Pret-a-Porter, meaning ready to wear, when creating their Prêt-à-wines series.  These wines are exactly as they’ve been named for - early, easy-drinking!

Visit Vignerons Schmölzer & Brown website for more information about their range.

Region

Victoria

Boasting the title of ‘most diverse’ wine region in Australia, Victoria’s vintners know their wine. Despite being the smallest mainland state, Victoria boasts the most wine regions out of all the Australian states and houses a plethora of individual wineries, producing some of Australia's best Pinot Noir, Fortified wine, Riesling, Chardonnay, Shiraz and Sparkling Wines.

In fact, back in the 1880’s Victoria was Australia’s largest wine producer. However, outbreaks of Phylloxera (aphid like insects that inject venom into the roots of grapevines) and a focus on gold saw wine production in the state grind to a halt. In the 1970s, Victoria’s wine industry enjoyed a resurgence, led by a new generation of talented winemakers keen to take advantage of the diverse climate and soils available in the region.

The world renowned Yarra Valley wine region, is located just an hour from the state’s capital, Melbourne. The region is best known for its Pinot Noir, being that it is the most planted grape and occupies over 36% of vines in the region. The Yarra Valley boasts huge variations in elevation, climate and even soil types, allowing winemakers to be able to produce single vineyard wines that are notable for being unique to their sites.