2020 Pinot Noir Pur
The Brand Brothers (Daniel and Jonas) grow their Pinot Noir on the grand hill / small mountain behind their estate, the Sonnenberg. This is where all their best fruit is grown, with the general laws of Burgundy being more or less applied here. The lowest sites are the warmest and most fertile, and as the elevation gets higher, it’s colder and windier than the rest of the warm Pfalz. So even though the grapes get fully ripe, there’s still an excellent acidic structure to the wine. The farming is certified organic, and, like all the other Brand “pur” wines, the Pinot Noir is made with no added sulphur. The vines here are up to 40 years old, and the grapes see a week of cold maceration followed by a week of fermentation on the skins with occasional punch-downs, no pump-overs. Finally, it’s aged for about eight months in old 500-litre barrels, called halbstück in the Pfalz. You know, to each region, its own barrel terminology.
There is a touch of pip fruits, firestone, yeast dough, brioche, and nuts. Salty, juicy and mineral in taste. A fantastic Pinot Noir.
- Area: Germany, Pfalz
- Grapes: 100% Pinot Noir