Brand Bros Red Collection
Brand Bros Red Collection
Pfalz, Germany | New to Ontario! From fifth-generation winemaking brothers Daniel and Jonas Brand comes this rare, single-varietal Cabernet Franc – a real rarity in Germany and especially in Riesling-obsessed Pfalz! For this top cuvée, the Brand Bros are working with an early-ripening variant which clocks in at an unsuspecting 12% ABV, completely unbefitting its wild, tenacious personality! Like the entire arc of Little Red Riding Hood, this skips through the forest with a basket of summer fruits and herbs but later, bares its teeth as the conniving wolf, all dark, earthy spice with a side of smoked bacon like a Northern Rhône Syrah gone buck. Smells exactly like the inside of famed Kensington Market spice store Carlo’s House of Spice, while being herbal, juicy & meaty all at once. Blackberry seed, white pepper, prosciutto & pine needles with faint whiffs of graphite, eucalyptus and a slight greenish tint. The acid growls but purrs, while the ethereal, complex finish keeps us coming back for more. Utter magic with a healthy dose of reality.
Dornfelder, Pfalz, Germany | If you remember Violet from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, you’ll remember her as the rude, brash girl (we relate!) who unwisely decides to eat Willy Wonka’s “three-course dinner” gum – pea soup, roast beef & blueberry ice cream, all in one! – which inflates her into a giant, blue-faced blueberry. When the Oompa Loompas rolled her off to the juicing room, this must’ve been what they extracted – a wildly juicy & Willy Wonka purple wine that’s a touch vegetal, a bit meaty and has a whiff of blueberry ice cream! Blame it on the Brand Bros, a pair of fifth-generation winemakers working out of the northern end of Pfalz, Germany. Sourced from 60 year old vines on a prized limestone plot and named after Flora, the horse who worked said plot, a variety of techniques – extended open-top fermentation, carbonic maceration, throwing some of last years’s vintage in – come together to create an entire Aesop’s Fable’s worth of feelings and fantasy, all without fining, filtration or added sulphites. Welch’s grape juice meets coronation grape jelly, jasmine flower, Italian plums, wet cobblestones & charcuterie board (board included!) with soft, ripe tannins and a funky floral kick. Might just slap a big silly Cheshire Cat grin on your face.
Cabernet Franc & Blauer Portugieser, Pfalz, Germany | A tart and juicy red to be chilled and subsequently SLAMMED, ideally straight from the bottle. Imagine you were a kid left to their own devices with an entire plastic pitcher of Kool-Aid and go to freaking town. A pleasing little fizz on opening, “red” flavoured Sour Patch Kids, Dr. Pepper, early April flower patch post rainstorm. So fun and fresh and perfectly wild from one of our fave zero-zero (aka absolutely no added anything) wineries in Germany. Drink in one evening for the best experience.
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