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, 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.
In combination with the optimal climatic conditions at the Haardtrand, healthy and juicy grapes are growing there in natural equilibrium. The vigorous vineyards at the beginning of the German Weinstraße of Northern Palatinate give rise to wines full of character and of genuine organic quality.
The young winemakers use the power of nature: plant-based products like herbal extracts or tea are used to strengthen the vines. Clover and wild herbs are intended to attract bees and other useful insects to the sites. This creates a greater variety of species and makes the vineyards more vigorous. Thus, the grounds stay healthy and fertile.
The fermentation starts spontaneously with wild yeasts. After the fermentation a long time on the lees is obligatory for the brothers. The decision to bottle the wine isn’t based on a fix date, each wine needs his own time and the decision to bottle is only made by taste. The natural wines are produced without any additives and without any filtration this generates lively wines.
Katie and Denny
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