Brand Pet Nat Blanc 2019
A natural Pet-Nat (short for ‘petillant naturel’) that sparkles with Teutonic precision. The brothers Brand, Daniel and Jonas, have quickly brought attention to the far northern Pfalz, this cool-climate, limestone-rich, yet otherwise often overlooked region. 45 minutes north of the gilded estates, manicured gardens & bustling tourism of the famous Pfalz Mittelhaardt region, in the Brand brother’s village of Bockenheim, things are quieter, more gritty, and with a working agricultural feel. Certified organic since vintage 2017. In the vineyards, they will spray low amounts of copper and sulfur. They are also practicing biodynamics and use assorted soaps, oils, herbs and teas on the vines. No sulfur or filtration. For 1Ls, no fining and no filtration in most vintages. If filtration is needed, then it is very light and no animal products are used, so all wines are vegan.