Tasting Notes: Cabernet Mitos, a crossing of Blaufränkisch and Tenturier du Cher (a red-fleshed variety), was developed in 1970 partly to add color to blends and stand up to oak aging. The Brand brother's parcel once belonged to a monastery with vines around 25 years in age. After twelve hours of maceration, the grapes are directly pressed and both fermentation and aging is in neutral barrique. As is standard of all their 'Pur' wines, the wine is unfined, unfiltered, unsulfured. A surprising note of herb-infused pickle brine perks up the nose and continues on the palate, along with juicy black plums, black pepper, and a savory meatiness framed by elegant texture and structure.
Tasting Notes: The color is pale and transparent. From the glass emerge notes of elderflower, quince, freshly cut hay and a touch of wet stone in the background. On the palate it’s light-bodied and mineral, a fresh acidity tickles the tongue. A slight bitterness appears on the surprisingly long finish.
Tasting Notes: German Pinot Blanc that leans towards orange, but is still largely white. Mineral notes in the nose, with pears, peach and flowers. On the palate it perfectly balances between sweetness, acidity and saltiness, with a touch of umami towards the end and just enough funk to keep things interesting!
Tasting Notes: Made from hand-picked grapes growing on biodynamically farmed vines that are partially 80+ years old. Complex and serious white wine with notes of honey, stone fruit, with a touch of petrol. On the palate well-balanced, with a zesty acidity and mineral finish.
Tasting Notes: Made from two Portuguese grape varieties that found their way to the Mosel via a "climate change experiment". The result is a fruity-fresh and well balanced pet nat with yeasty notes and a great acidity, that makes it incredibly drinkable.
Tasting Notes: The John family acquired the parcel where the grapes for Hapbee grow in 2019 and are changing it to biodynamic agriculture. On the nose this wine shows black- and redcurrant, apples and grapefruit, with some exotic fruit in the background. The palate is juicy and mineral, with a refreshing acidity.
Tasting Notes: A Riesling that entertains and challenges at the same time. On the palate is shows notes of ripe stone fruit and herbs, with a yeasty backdrop and a lightly smoky minerality. On the palate it has a tiny touch of fizz, a refreshing acidity and a tart finish that stays for a long time.
Tasting Notes: It smells intensely of dark cherries, underbrush, bay leaf and allspice. On the palate, it presents an intriguing grip as well as a pleasing acidity, thanks to the partially macerated raps. The body is powerful, though not as overloaded as neighboring Baden vintners. You should give the Pinot Noir Liaison some time in the decanter to give it some air and let it show its full beauty.
Tasting Notes: Cloudy with a shiny sheen, almost something grapefruit and bronze, a brilliant color. Nose purely in the glass and behold, fresh, open and almost fragrant, fine fruit, a floral touch and in addition a juicy spice, incredibly animating. Nose purely in the glass and behold, the Marto White shows fresh, open and almost fragrant, was not to be expected so, fine fruit, a floral touch and in addition a juicy spice, incredibly animating. He is just immense fun. Fine grip on the palate, plus super juicy acidity, lots of salivation and again that animating fruit, a touch of wildness, grapefruit fits quite well from the grip and acidity, runs down and the palate asks for more.
Tasting Notes: Fruits and flowers of all colours (from blackcurrant to peach, passing by Lila and Hyacinth), a lot of finesse, for a wine of a great freshness. Vinified by 2Naturkinder for the Vins & Volailles company, founded by Parisian wine saleswoman and artist Fleur Godart, as part of a series of wines to take a stance against sexism, racism and homophobia called "Les Cuvées Militantes".