Brand 2016 'Pur Elis' Sylvaner, Pfalz
Item Number: 12347
Grape(s): 100% Sylvaner
Type: Wine - White
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 12.5
Viticulture: Practicing Biodynamic
This wine makes zero sense and is too expensive, and it’s worth every penny. Without a doubt, this is the most complex, confusing, and rewarding wine in the lineup. Here we have 70-year-old Sylvaner vines from a plot lovingly tended by a woman named Elis for decades. Now the wine carries her name in tribute, with a drawing done by the Brand brothers’ grandmother. In terms of process: one-week cold maceration on the skins followed by fermentation in used barrique. Only enough wine to fill a single barre, it is minty and fresh, yet with darker, oily notes like mandarin orange and other things that are too elusive and confusing to name. Contemplative, soulful, and beautiful, seriously this wine is a treatise on the power of old vines. There are about 60 bottles available. Pair with anything divisible by 6 or 10.