Keep it natural, baby.
This wine is how you say “glou” in German. At just 10% alcohol this bottle is a perky, limestone-riddled, tart-cranberry and red-fruited joy of a wine, made in that classic, glou-glou party style.
The creatively named “Red” wine from the brothers Brand is 85% Portugieser (we needed another Portugieser in the book, ja know?), with a small addition of what the Brand brothers call “magic” – their incredibly beautiful Cabernet Franc (15% bringing a little more structure and earthiness). The wine was fermented in stainless steel a lá carbonic maceration and bottled early, like a Nouveau, but then allowed to settle in bottle for about 6 months, like a normal wine. The malo finished in tank and the wine was bottled without any added sulfur in clear bottles with a crown cap.
The family owned winery Brand in the Palatinate has been producing wines with an individual personality for five generations since 1891. In 2014 sons Daniel & Jonas took over the winery from their father Jürgen. They consistently focus on an ecological cultivation of the vineyards, “Working in nature and with nature” – this is their conviction.
The logo represents two things: you can find the hand taking an oath on the keystone of St. Martin’s Church in our village of Bockenheim and therefore it represents our emotional relationship to our region. On the other hand, the hand is a symbol for quality in the bottle and our close connection to nature.
They entirely refuse to use mineral fertilizers or pesticides. Instead they use the power of nature: plant-based remedies such as herbal extracts or teas strengthen their vines. More biodiversity helps to keep the vineyards vital and the soils healthy. Therefore they plant clover and wild herbs on their cultivated areas to attract more bees and other beneficial insects.Together with the ideal climatic conditions, healthy and juicy grapes can grow in a natural balance and good wine can be produced in truly organic quality.
Katie and Denny
Your friendly neighborhood wine shop, focused on small production, organic and biodynamic, natural wines. Connect with us on Instagram for suggestions on your next bottle and to follow along in our downtown Lafayette wine journey.
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210 E. Vermilion Street, Lafayette, LA 70501
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