The Top Summer White of All Time: 2020 Weingut Brand Weissburgunder

The Top Summer White of All Time: 2020 Weingut Brand Weissburgunder

We have featured many "sunny day white wines" over the years, but this is my pick for the top summer white of all time. It's hard to put into words how delicious this stuff is, and it's a great value as well. One sniff and one sip, and you will know what I mean.

Weissburgunder is the German name for Pinot Blanc, and the Brand brothers have made a wine that is dangerously drinkable. Even better, it's certified organic and it comes in a 1 liter bottle, giving you an extra glass or two. 

Weingut Brand Weissburgunder

2020 Weingut Brand Weissburgunder 

On Sale: $17.99/bottle on your solid 6-pack+ | Over 20% off!!!

Anything Less: $19.99/bottle ($22.99 regular price)

On sale through Saturday, July 31, 2021. Just 10 cases available for the vintage. 

ORDER NOW in our online store. We will apply deal pricing once we receive your order. 

The Brand family have been producing wine in the Pfalz region for five generations. Their vineyards are in and around the village of Bockenheim, in the northern part of the region. The limestone-rich, rocky soils found here are ideal for producing white wines that are focused, pure, and mineralic.

Since taking over for their father, Daniel and Jonas Brand immediately transitioned to organic viticulture, gaining certification in 2017. The brothers also incorporate biodynamic treatments and bottle all of their wines with tiny doses of sulfites. This healthy approach in the vineyards is one that the Brothers Brand believe produces better tasting wines. When you taste this one, I think you'll agree.

Weissbugunder (Pinot Blanc) does incredibly well in Germany, producing wines that are great at the table with food but also wonderful as aperitifs. The grape is also responsible for some of Germany's top values, and this is one of them. Easy to drink but far from a simple wine, this one smells of wildflowers, Granny Smith apples, and mixed citrus. The palate is dry, high-toned, and energetic. In addition to the green apple and citrus notes, there's also a well integrated, rocky minerality nuance that flows through the wine.

At the end of the day, this lower alcohol (12.5%) white is hard to stop drinking once you start. Enjoy on hot and sunny days or serve with everything from roast chicken to shellfish. Or keep it traditional and enjoy with bratwurst and sauerkraut. 

ORDER NOW in our online store. We will apply deal pricing once we receive your order. 

Josh Spurling
Owner, Operator, Wine Monger
Table Wine Asheville