Pet-Nat Rosé, 2019, Pfalz
Cuvée: Brand Nouveau
Grape(s): Pinot Noir, Blauer Portugieser
Fermentation: Native, Bottle
Region, Country: Pfalz, Germany
Size: 750 ml
Winemaker(s): Daniel and Jonas Brand
Pet Nat from Germany that tastes exactly like you’d hope it would. It’s like those you already know and love from France, but racier, leaner and more bracing…fresher.
The young brothers Daniel and Jonas Brand took over the family estate in 2011 and are part of a group in the Pfalz, Rheinhessen and Franken turning away from conventional farming and the sins of the 1960s and 70s. They are friends and colleagues with German winemakers Andreas Durst, Michael and Melanie of 2NaturKinder and Stefan Vetter and have looked beyond Germany as well for inspiration. Jonas just apprenticed at Domaine Jousset in Montlouis, as but one example. They have converted all of their vineyard work to organic and will be certified with vintage 2017. They are also working biodynamically, all fermentations are natural-yeast and low levels of sulfur are used when possible.