Brand Pet-Nat Rose 2019 (750ML)
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Certified Organic, Working Biodynamic, Wild Yeasts, Vegan.
The brothers Brand Daniel and Jonas have quickly brought attention to the far northern Pfalz this cool-climate limestone-richyet otherwise overlooked region. I would say the brothers (along with Andreas Durst) have redefined this place but that presupposes the place hasactually been defined which is a stretch. The “famous” Pfalz the Mittelhaardt region is a good 45-minutes south. Here however in the north inthe Brand brother’s village of Bockenheim well things are a bit quieter the historic and gilded estates of the south with their tended gardens andbustling tourism give way to a quieter more gritty working agricultural feel in the north. For the Brand’s wines well first there are the liters –these are the wines that immediately made both John and I look at each other with eyebrows a-raised sharing that look of delight when somethingstands apart because of its internal brightness purity and zzziiiinnnnng. They still fascinate and delight there are few better deals in wine. In theyears since the Brand brothers have quietly experimented more and more with 0-sulfur winemaking. The Pet-Nats are riveting ultra-lighttestaments to what this region is capable of in the already-saturated world of Pet-Nat they have a dedicated following and disappear quickly. Therather long and eccentric list of 0-sulfur “Pur” wines that the brothers released beginning with vintage 2016 reflect a lot of experimenting both inthe vineyards and in the cellars. They are the beginning of what is likely to be a grand story of natural wines in the north.