Brand 2017 'Pur' Muller-Thurgau, Pfalz

Brand 2017 'Pur' Muller-Thurgau, Pfalz

Item Number: 12346

UPC: None

Country: Germany
Region: Pfalz
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vintage: 2017
Grape(s): 100% Müller-Thurgau
Type: Wine - White
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 11
Viticulture: Certified Organic
Soil Type: Limestone

This Müller-Thurgau sees skin contact; somehow it brings out a phenolic complexity that is wildly aromatic and confusing. Sourced from the top of the mountain, this is the “nord lage,” the northern parcel. The site is cold, painfully windy, and solid limestone, so the vines struggle up here. They only get about 30 hl/ha (consider you can pull 200 hl/ha from Müller-Thurgau with the right steroids). The grapes undergo 5 days of cold maceration, then foot treading, and are dumped into a 1,200-liter Stückfass (casks of German wood) for fermentation on gross lees. Sour lemon, onion, menthol, lemon, thyme, almond – whatever, this wine is textural and awesome.

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