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Vignerons Schmolzer & Brown "Obstgarten" Riesling 2017

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Vignerons Schmolzer & Brown "Obstgarten" Riesling 2017

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Vignerons Schmolzer & Brown "Obstgarten" Riesling 2017

38.00

The Obstgarten vineyard is a high altitude site in the King Valley, currently rented by Tessa and Jeremy. A Kabinett style Riesling with 53g residual sugar - “evident sweetness to balance its raper-like acidity.  Shoots long and fine and scores, with crisp applely fruit, pretty lime blossom and a mineral tang in the back of the net!  Mouthwatering, very racy. “ Sarah Ahmed, The Wine Detective

Heralded as “one of Beechworth’s rising stars,” husband and wife team Tessa and Jeremy Schmölzer Brown purchased a 20ha block of prime cleared land just south of Beechworth, complete with lake and abandoned goldmine back in 2013. Whilst Jeremy had previously worked as an architect, Tessa comes with a wealth of cellar experience, having clocked up years working as a winemaker at Kooyong estate, and closer by at Sorrenberg. They’ve so far planted 10,000 vines at the highest point of their property, with the plan to farm it organically. In Tessa’s words, “Winery operations are a shadow dance to the vineyard's growing season and although the work happens indoors, it can’t be separated from the vineyard.” Whilst waiting for these vines to mature, they’ve been producing wine from several vineyards close by in Beechworth, as well as the King Valley and the Alpine Valleys, all farmed with the same principles as they follow. 2018 will see the first vintage from their own plantings, and we couldn’t be more excited!

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