Riesling Brand Grand Cru "Légende"

2017
France
Alsace

From the granitic soils and sunny exposure of the legendary Brand vineyard, overlooking the village of Turckheim. Brand makes intense wines and it only has 40 centimeters of sand and then you're on the mother rock. Fortunately, all of the neighbors in this site are farming organically. The vines average 25 years-old. Aged on fine lees in stainless steel.

93 points
" Amélie and Charles Sparr’s Brand bottling of Riesling showcases the granitic soils of this great terroir on both the nose and palate. The bouquet of the 2017 Brand is deep, pure and precise, wafting from the glass in a refined blend of apple, pear, spring flowers, a touch of raw almond, menthol, citrus peel and a gorgeous base of granitic minerality. On the palate the wine is crisp, classy and full, with a rock solid core of fruit, superb mineral drive and cut, snappy acids and laser-like focus on the long, youthful and vibrant finish. This is an outstanding example of Brand Riesling, which is already quite delicious, but is clearly still in climbing mode and will be an even better drink four or five years down the road. First class juice. "
John Gilman,
View From the Cellar
, August 2021

SKU/Code: 
DB3297-17
Product Line: 
Wine
White
Varietal: 
Riesling
Farming Type: 
Biodynamic