Winery: Vignerons Schmölzer & Brown
Region: Beechworth - Victoria
Winemaker: Tessa Brown & Jeremy Schmölzer
Varietal(s): 100% Chardonnay
Brunnen Chardonnay comes from the vineyard directly across the road from their own block of fledgeling vines way up in the high country behind Beechworth. It is a beautiful site - cool, high and isolated.
The fruit is treated delicately; predominantly older oak, all natural ferments, malo only happens if it wants too. Nothing about this wine feels forced, it feels like it was nurtured into being. If this is the next generation of Beechworth Chardonnay, there's a bright future ahead for the region.