Schmolzer and Brown Pret-a-Rouge 2021


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Region: Beechworth
Grapes: Shiraz, Pinot Noir
First Glance: Plush, Savoury, Bright, Dried Herbs

The Wine:
Fan favourite Prêt-à-Rouge has always intended to communicate something of the intrinsic nature of Beechworth’s recognised red wine structure, in an accessible, earlier drinking frame. VS+B have always worked hard to over deliver on succulence and approachability whilst still boasting classic Beechworth structure and savoury length in this wine.

This is a blend of 70:30 Beechworth Shiraz and Pinot Noir from vineyards under uncertified organic management. 2021 should go down as one of the better Beechworth vintages, so this wine absolutely delivers layers of red-fruited enjoyment, savoury complexity and satisfying structure to length. For the first time, there’s about 10% new oak, which simply underpins that evident structure. Think dense black cherry, blood plum, a crinkle of bay leaf herbage and dark sweet florals.