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Schmolzer and Brown Brunnen Pinor Noir - Beechworth

Schmolzer and Brown Brunnen Pinor Noir 2018 - Beechworth

Vintage: 2018 | Type: Reds | Producer: Vignerons Schmolzer & Brown
Region: Victoria
Alc: 13.0%
Closure: Screw cap
Bottle size: 750ml

The Wine Front

$40.50: as part of any six
$45.00: single bottle
$486.00: per case of 12

No acid additions. No fining. No filtering. Just pure organic Beechworth Pinot Noir. It has really come to life since we tried it six months ago. Wonderful pinosity on the nose shows floral rose petal and bright red fruits echoing the light to medium-weight palate. Red cherries, a wisp of wild strawberry, and tart cranberry infused with hints of ’twiggy’ light herbal savoury nuances. Very pretty indeed. Gorgeous! 

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The Wine Front
Tasted blind in a line-up of twenty Pinot Noir, and liked it immediately. But my oh my. What to do when it’s not CM or MB reviewing these wines! Characterful wine dancing to its own tune. Sweet cherry, liquorice pastille, mint and amaro herbs, slight cedar wood in support. It’s medium-bodied, succulent and laced with cool herb perfume, fresh and fine and dusty in tannin. Strange to say, it has a kinship with many an Alto Piedmont wine, which gets me in the zone straight away. And the finish is long with the zest of orange, cherries and pine perfume. Very different from most Australian Pinot Noir, but in a very good way.

Gary Walsh

Producers notes

We make a range of wines from Beechworth, the King Valley, and occasionally the Alpine Valleys as we've been waiting for our own property to reach maturity. The Thorley wines are solely from our farm. The Brunnen vineyard is a tiny parcel of vines across the road from us owned by our neighbours, which we've been working with since 2014. The Obstgarten wines are from a high altitude Riesling vineyard in Whitlands, King Valley. Our Prêt-à-Blanc, Prêt-à-Rosé and Prêt-à-Rouge wines are all blends, assembled with an eye to easy drinking.

Every one of our wines is made with hand-picked fruit. The wines ferment with only indigenous yeast (the waxy stuff on the outside of the grape) and if the wines go through Malolacatic fermentation, then that is spontaneous. Where possible, we'd like the only addition made to our wines to be preserving sulphur dioxide. Once our own vineyard is old enough to be mechanically cultivated, we will undertake conversion to organic viticulture there. 

We spend a lot more time in the field than in the cellar, so our winemaking practises are pretty simple. We don't fine, and only filter our white wines.


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