Our wine of the week: january 14th
Brand Wilder Satz Pur 2017
Daniel (30ish) and Jonas Brand (mid 20s) took over 12ha of vines in Bockenheim from their father in 2014. The Brand Bros are the 5th generation at the helm of this estate, which is located near the end of Germany's oldest wine route known as the Weinstraße. In a matter of 4 years, they've grown their holdings to 18ha and are farming every bit of it organically with the help of their dad, a small tractor and their two Romanian friends.
We have long worked with the Brand Riesling Feinherb and Weissburgunder in ths shop (some of the best Liter wines out there.) The Pur line from the Brand brothers is a series of low manipulation offerings (no sulfur etc.) and from vineyards farmed with a similar hands off approach.
Wilder Satz is a field blend of Muller Thurgau, Chardonnay, and Silvaner. This label depicts a young, portly Bacchus, drunkenly straddling a wine barrel. That is exactly what this wine is here for. It is exotic, wild, verdant and delicious. This is the kind of wine you instinctively polish off by yourself when everyone else is drunk and pretending they still want to drink the "serious stuff."
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Our wines are often more subtle and earthy than the fruit-bombs that you find on most supermarket shelves but we believe that once you unlock their charms you will be hooked for life. And since these Old World wines were made on smaller vineyards that have existed for generations they also offer quite a great bang for the buck. There are some amazing New World wines out there but they tend to cost a great deal more than we want to charge our customers. We want to be the wine portal for people of all ages and incomes who are new to wine and want to explore without breaking the bank.