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MOP0618OW
Maison Moritz-Prado
Nous Sommes Libres
2018
Alsace
Organic Conversion
Wild yeasts
No Sulphur

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Alsace, France's most easterly and one of it's most northernly wine regions, shares a rich history and lots in common with its German neighbours. Also known for their iconic fluted bottles and exceptional quality, bone dry, aromatic whites, the four Alsace noble varieties domiante; Riesling, Gewurtraminer, Pinot Blanc and Pinot Gris (with Pinot Noir and Cremants on the up). The region is a concentrated 15,500ha narrow strip of vineyards at an altitude of 150–450 m and benefits from a semi-continental climate, being mostly sunny, hot and dry. With the Vosges mountains to the west and the Rhine river to the east the region gets all the sun and rain it needs for the slow ripening of its grapes.

Maison Mortiz-Prado has to be one of the newest and most exciting Alsace wineries to launch in the recent years. Winemaker Ghislain Moritz studied and cut his teeth for five years in Mercurey before moving to Portugal and then the Carpathian mountains in Romania to work for the then relatively unknown Avincis winery. It was in 2009 that he met Angela, a Columbian studying in Paris, and together they returned to Romania to successfully grow the Avincis offering. With the knowledge and a passion to start their own project they bought 5 ha of vines in Albé (the only mountainous vineyards of Alsace) and in 2018 returned to France with a young family. They work the 450m high vineyards by hand, where they grows Sylvaner, Riesling, Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir organically. And only one vintage in, with the unique Schist soil, altitude and a creative use of skin contact, burgundy barrels and amphorae, they are already creating exceptionally fresh, powerful and elegant wines. Watch this space. Very closely.

Tasting note: Deep and slightly spicy nose of tangerine peel; kumquat; peach skin and burnt pineapple. The pallet is elegant but not thin, with more satsuma, ginger a touch of korosene. The acidity kick is prominent cutting through the thick juice. A firm shape with minerality coming through. Bay leaf, orange and some light spicy ginger on the finish. Long and exciting and gripping all the way to the end.
Winemaking Detail: Riesling: free run juice; fermented and aged in white ceramic amphora for 12 months. Sylvaner: Destemmed; fermented and aged in amphoras; with maceration on the skins for 9 months. Both fermentations are temperature-controlled; with indigenous yeasts. Unfiltered; no added sulphites.
Features Tangerine Pineapple Ginger Spicy High-acidity

Features Ginger, High acidity, Pineapple, Spicy, Tangerine, Textured,
Tasting note Deep and slightly spicy nose of tangerine peel, kumquat, peach skin and burnt pineapple. The pallet is elegant but not thin, with more satsuma, ginger a touch of korosene. The acidity kick is prominent cutting through the thick juice. A firm shape with minerality coming through. Bay leaf, orange and some light spicy ginger on the finish. Long and exciting and gripping all the way to the end.
Drink with
Chicken Kiev, Samosas, Satay,

Wine details

Country France
Region Alsace
Producer Maison Moritz-Prado
Wine Name Nous Sommes Libres
Style White
Vintage 2018
Main Grape Sylvanner
Other Grapes 50% Riesling
Size 6 x 75cl
Closure Cork with wax
A.B.V. 14%
Production 1200
Aging Amphora
Soil Schist
Time to drink Now - 2022
Winemaking Detail Riesling: free run juice, fermented and aged in white ceramic amphora for 12 months. Sylvaner: Destemmed, fermented and aged in amphoras, with maceration on the skins for 9 months. Both fermentations are temperature-controlled, with indigenous yeasts. Unfiltered, no added sulphites.

MOP0618OW
Maison Moritz-Prado
Nous Sommes Libres
2018
Alsace
Organic Conversion
Wild yeasts
No Sulphur

Alsace, France's most easterly and one of it's most northernly wine regions, shares a rich history and lots in common with its German neighbours. Also known for their iconic fluted bottles and exceptional quality, bone dry, aromatic whites, the four Alsace noble varieties domiante; Riesling, Gewurtraminer, Pinot Blanc and Pinot Gris (with Pinot Noir and Cremants on the up). The region is a concentrated 15,500ha narrow strip of vineyards at an altitude of 150–450 m and benefits from a semi-continental climate, being mostly sunny, hot and dry. With the Vosges mountains to the west and the Rhine river to the east the region gets all the sun and rain it needs for the slow ripening of its grapes.

Maison Mortiz-Prado has to be one of the newest and most exciting Alsace wineries to launch in the recent years. Winemaker Ghislain Moritz studied and cut his teeth for five years in Mercurey before moving to Portugal and then the Carpathian mountains in Romania to work for the then relatively unknown Avincis winery. It was in 2009 that he met Angela, a Columbian studying in Paris, and together they returned to Romania to successfully grow the Avincis offering. With the knowledge and a passion to start their own project they bought 5 ha of vines in Albé (the only mountainous vineyards of Alsace) and in 2018 returned to France with a young family. They work the 450m high vineyards by hand, where they grows Sylvaner, Riesling, Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir organically. And only one vintage in, with the unique Schist soil, altitude and a creative use of skin contact, burgundy barrels and amphorae, they are already creating exceptionally fresh, powerful and elegant wines. Watch this space. Very closely.

Tasting note: Deep and slightly spicy nose of tangerine peel; kumquat; peach skin and burnt pineapple. The pallet is elegant but not thin, with more satsuma, ginger a touch of korosene. The acidity kick is prominent cutting through the thick juice. A firm shape with minerality coming through. Bay leaf, orange and some light spicy ginger on the finish. Long and exciting and gripping all the way to the end.
Winemaking Detail: Riesling: free run juice; fermented and aged in white ceramic amphora for 12 months. Sylvaner: Destemmed; fermented and aged in amphoras; with maceration on the skins for 9 months. Both fermentations are temperature-controlled; with indigenous yeasts. Unfiltered; no added sulphites.
Features Tangerine Pineapple Ginger Spicy High-acidity

Features Ginger, High acidity, Pineapple, Spicy, Tangerine, Textured,
Tasting note Deep and slightly spicy nose of tangerine peel, kumquat, peach skin and burnt pineapple. The pallet is elegant but not thin, with more satsuma, ginger a touch of korosene. The acidity kick is prominent cutting through the thick juice. A firm shape with minerality coming through. Bay leaf, orange and some light spicy ginger on the finish. Long and exciting and gripping all the way to the end.
Drink with
Chicken Kiev, Samosas, Satay,

Wine details

Country France
Region Alsace
Producer Maison Moritz-Prado
Wine Name Nous Sommes Libres
Style White
Vintage 2018
Main Grape Sylvanner
Other Grapes 50% Riesling
Size 6 x 75cl
Closure Cork with wax
A.B.V. 14%
Production 1200
Aging Amphora
Soil Schist
Time to drink Now - 2022
Winemaking Detail Riesling: free run juice, fermented and aged in white ceramic amphora for 12 months. Sylvaner: Destemmed, fermented and aged in amphoras, with maceration on the skins for 9 months. Both fermentations are temperature-controlled, with indigenous yeasts. Unfiltered, no added sulphites.