A wildly symphonic Pinot Noir appears! Making it’s Ontario debut is this rare, holy grail red from the Brand Bros, two fun-loving brothers making some of the world’s buzziest natural wines out of Pfalz, Germany. Focused on organic viticulture and zero-sulphur winemaking, they’re working to make their vineyard entirely self-sustaining with flora and fauna growing alongside fruits, vegetables and animals. And like any orchestra, many moving parts create a kinetic energy all their own! Sourced from 40 year old vines from their Heiligenkirche vineyard, the grapes were wild fermented and aged in barrel, then bottled without fining, filtration or added sulphites. Broad and ripe on the nose with dark, juicy fruit and a touch of musk, this is Pinot by way of Beauty and the Beast — brambly red fruit, evening dew, salted florals, enchanted roses, dusty libraries, muddy brown boots straight out of the saddle & damp, earthy tannins. Pair with lamb korma, long gallops at night and orchestral renditions of The Cure.
We’re head over heels for this unbridled & unsulphured Pinot Noir from the Brand Bros, a pair of winemaking brothers at the very northern end of Pfalz, Germany, in the city of Bockenheim. This rare & strangely rich red smoulders like Marlon Brando (Brand Bro?) in all of his charismatic glory, a potent combination of being conventionally attractive – look within & you’ll find the prim & pretty Pinot you’re looking for – with a queer, subversive bent. Farmed from organic vines up to 40 years old, this was aged for 8 months in 500L barrels – called halbstück in Pfalz – and bottled without fining, filtration or added sulphur. Salted florals, musky perfume & scorched earth meet cranberry juice, blueberry lipstick, berry shortbread & a whiff of bacon fat in a show-stopping Almodovar-esque package. Aesthetically along the lines of Billy Idol’s White Wedding and Marc Jacobs’ infamous Grunge collection, it feels like you could somehow drink this in a dive bar and get away with it. Like finding love in a mosh pit, savour within the night.
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