Brand 2017 'Pur' Pinot Blanc, Pfalz

Brand 2017 'Pur' Pinot Blanc, Pfalz

Item Number: 11945

UPC: None

Country: Germany
Region: Pfalz
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vintage: 2017
Grape(s): 100% Pinot Blanc
Type: Wine - White
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 11.5
Viticulture: Certified Organic
Soil Type: Limestone

In 2017, this wine is sourced largely from Heilgenkirche (Holy Chapel), Brand’s old vine Pinot Blanc site that is basically a solid chunk of limestone. Normally they make a single vineyard, high end Holy Chapel Pinot Blanc but no dice in 2017 due to hail. So here we have a huge upgrade for this “basic” Pinot Blanc. This is the most electric, saturating and vivid wine in the 2017 Pur lineup, flaunting all the wild floral notes that Pinot Blanc can achieve. Crystal clear and bracing, the wine offers up a version of a perfectly ripe green apple, tons of mint and riddled with rocks and citrus. The Pinot Blanc is foot stomped, whole-cluster macerated for a few hours, and then pressed directly into 1,000-liter used fuders. It ages on the full lees until bottling.

Fining: No
Filtering: No
Sulfites: No
Yeast: Native
Harvest: Manual