Brand, The Electric Chardonnay Acid Test 2018Regular price $20.00 Save $-20.00
The Brothers Brand, based in the decidedly unhip far northern Pfalz region, have been steadily turning out remarkable wines at remarkable prices for a few years now, and this Chardonnay is no exception. Miles away from the rich, buttery, over-oaked wines you may be more familiar with, this is lean and lithe, full of rocky minerality and, as the name suggests, jolting acidity. 90% Chardonnay, 10% Riesling.
Brand, Weissburgunder 2018Regular price $20.00 Save $-20.00
Hailing in the Pfalz region of Germany is a lesser known village, Bockenheim, known for its quiet, rugged and gritty agriculture. The Brand brothers are fifth generation winemakers and took over production from their father. The hand logo on many of their labels may look like the peace sign at first glance; however, it is an oath taken by the brothers representing their emotional relationship to their region and furthermore, a symbol for quality in the bottle and close connection with nature. This is emphasized by their biodiversity practices of keeping plants like clover and wild herbs to attract bees and other insects, keeping vines vital and soils healthy. In addition to their commitment to producing beautiful wines with soul and integrity, the brothers produce several 1 Liter bottles at incredible value. The wines are organic and have little to no sulfites added. Their pét-nats are showstoppers, exemplifying what the region is capable of; grab them if you get the opportunity.
Brand, Trocken Riesling 2018Regular price $20.00 Save $-20.00
Under the Brand brothers’ guiding hands, Weingut follows organic growing practices in their vineyards, which include Sylvaner, Riesling and Pinot Blanc, among others, and equally stringent organic practices in the winery, where no sulfur is added to the wines. Breezy and cool, their vineyards are ideally suited for these grapes and the energetic brothers have crafted wines of elegance and downright joy. The Riesling is flowery on the nose, but peach and citric fruit leap out of the glass. There is a distinct vein of minerality running through wine, which finishes bone dry and extremely refreshing.