“Brutal” Limited Edition Mixed Case is a mix of some of the rarest allocation wines from various estates. These wines are typically highly allocated and in this instance this gives us huge pleasure to be able to to offer you just this one mixed case. Once it’s gone, it’s gone!!
This Limited Edition Mixed case consists of the following bottles:
1 x Naranjuez Brutal Rosado 2018
1 x Escoda Sanahuja Brutal 2018
1 x Le Temps Fait Tout Brutal 2017
1 x Partida Creus Brutal 2017
1 x Jordi Llorens Brutal Ment 2018
1 x Microbio Brutal 2015
What is Brutal Wine?
All of this started with a conversation three winemakers had several years ago. Laureano Serras, Joan Ramon Escoda, and Anthony Tortul got together at Tortul’s winery and kept using their Catalan dialect and slang calling it “Brutal”, similarly to if we called a wine, dope, dank or sick in English. Anthony, who is French, though they were saying the wine was garbage when it actually meant it was very good in Catalan. In the confusion, he went upstairs and made a label called it “Brutal” and brought it down to them. Brutal is very much part of the raw wine movement. The only requirements are that it’s zero/zero, meaning nothing added and nothing is taken out. There shouldn’t be any sulfites in it (thus the grim reaper and the SO2) and the vintner shouldn’t be intervening in the wine. It also signifies the wine that is an experiment. It’s gotten a reputation for being the most bizarre wines out there but it is actually a wine that they experimented with and doesn’t have to be the most strange one that they made. The Brutal!!! The movement started with this initial interaction, but it’s become something no one owns. It’s now an open-source label that winemakers use that use a specific method and are testing a vintage can use to participate in the movement that year. Because it isn’t an organization with a website to give us all this information, much of this info could be inaccurate, but from what I know, there are around 20 people making these wines and it can expand by someone with the label bestowing the label on another winemaker. Some of the big hitters that we know are making the wines include: Christian Tschida, Mendall, Gut Oggau, Pirouette and others across Australia, California, France, Spain and Austria.