Grapes: Sylvaner + Pinot Blanc
Region: Pfalz, Germany
Vinification: Direct press, fermentation started in stainless steel tanks + barriques, then finished in bottles
Aging: 6 months in bottle
Fining or Filtering: None
Notes from the Importer: The young brothers Daniel and Jonas Brand took over the family estate in 2011 and are part of a group in the Pfalz, Rheinhessen and Franken turning away from conventional farming and the sins of the 1960s and 70s. They are friends and colleagues with German winemakers Andreas Durst, Michael and Melanie of 2NaturKinder and Stefan Vetter and have looked beyond Germany as well for inspiration. Jonas just apprenticed at Domaine Jousset in Montlouis, as but one example. They have converted all of their vineyard work to organic and will be certified with vintage 2017. They are also working biodynamically, all fermentations are natural-yeast and low levels of sulfur are used when possible.