We have long been fans of the Brand brother's wines and this year we get the pleasure of expanding the range to ciders, too. The brothers started making cider as an experiment in 2017, using apples from their garden; the 2020 vintage is made with apples from a biodynamic orchard in Mosel. The juice is fermented in barrels previously used for making wine, left on the lees to settle and bottled as a Pet Nat.
Since 2014 Brothers Daniel & Jonas Brand run operations on their Bockenheim family farm, which is organic since 2007. They focus wholeheartedly on the ecological management of the land, using plant based extracts in the vineyard and planting wild herbs & other cover crops to promote healthy soil & grapes. They make wines with both youthful energy and careful precision.
Brand - Cider Pur 2020
Name Cider Pur Producer Brand Style Sparkling cider (Pet Nat) Country Germany Region Pfalz, Bockenheim Vintage 2020 Varieties Prinz Albrecht (Prince Albert) ABV % 6.5 SO2 None added Production Organic (Fruit from biodynamic orchard) Natural fermentation. Naturally sparkling (Pet Nat). Fermented in barrels previously used for pet nat wine. Unpasteurised. No fining or filtration. Vegan.