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MOP1020PN
Moritz-Prado
Nous Sommes Libres Pet Nat
2020
Alsace
Organic Farming
Biodynamic preparations
Wild yeasts
Low Sulphur
Vegan

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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: An elegant; fresh mousse upon opening without being wild. Pineapple; yellow apple; kiwi and green melon. Grassy; fresh (almost minty) with a touch of spice. The palate is much softer with white grape; pear and greener fruit in the mid-palate which melts away with a little sweetness to tropical notes of pineapple; passion fruit and melon. Great acidity; consistent mousse. Lively; textured tang on the finish.
Winemaking Detail: Grapes are hand selected before pressing, followed by a maceration for 7 days. The Gewurztraminer is fermented under a controlled temperature in stainless steel, using indigenous yeasts. Second fermentation takes place in the bottle without any filtering or the addition of sulfites.
Features Pineapple Melon White Flowers Tangy Textured

Features Melon, Pineapple, Refreshing, Tangy, Textured, White Flowers,
Tasting note An elegant, fresh mousse upon opening without being wild. Pineapple, yellow apple, kiwi and green melon. Grassy, fresh (almost minty) with a touch of spice. The palate is much softer with white grape, pear and greener fruit in the mid-palate which melts away with a little sweetness to tropical notes of pineapple, passion fruit and melon. Great acidity, consistent mousse. Lively, textured tang on the finish.
Drink with
Coconut Chicken, Goats Cheese, Thai Green Curry,

Wine details

Country France
Region Alsace
Producer Moritz-Prado
Wine Name Nous Sommes Libres Pet Nat
Colour Pet Nat
Style Fresh & Floral
Vintage 2020
Main Grape Pinot Blanc
Other Grapes Pinot Gris 30%; Riesling 20%; Gewurztraminer 10%
Size 7 x 75cl
Closure Cap
A.B.V. 12.5%
Production 3100
Aging Stainless Steel
Soil Schist
Time to drink Now - 2022
Winemaking Detail Grapes are hand selected before pressing, followed by a maceration for 7 days. The Gewurztraminer is fermented under a controlled temperature in stainless steel, using indigenous yeasts. Second fermentation takes place in the bottle without any filtering or the addition of sulfites.

MOP1020PN
Moritz-Prado
Nous Sommes Libres Pet Nat
2020
Alsace
Organic Farming
Biodynamic preparations
Wild yeasts
Low Sulphur
Vegan

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: An elegant; fresh mousse upon opening without being wild. Pineapple; yellow apple; kiwi and green melon. Grassy; fresh (almost minty) with a touch of spice. The palate is much softer with white grape; pear and greener fruit in the mid-palate which melts away with a little sweetness to tropical notes of pineapple; passion fruit and melon. Great acidity; consistent mousse. Lively; textured tang on the finish.
Winemaking Detail: Grapes are hand selected before pressing, followed by a maceration for 7 days. The Gewurztraminer is fermented under a controlled temperature in stainless steel, using indigenous yeasts. Second fermentation takes place in the bottle without any filtering or the addition of sulfites.
Features Pineapple Melon White Flowers Tangy Textured

Features Melon, Pineapple, Refreshing, Tangy, Textured, White Flowers,
Tasting note An elegant, fresh mousse upon opening without being wild. Pineapple, yellow apple, kiwi and green melon. Grassy, fresh (almost minty) with a touch of spice. The palate is much softer with white grape, pear and greener fruit in the mid-palate which melts away with a little sweetness to tropical notes of pineapple, passion fruit and melon. Great acidity, consistent mousse. Lively, textured tang on the finish.
Drink with
Coconut Chicken, Goats Cheese, Thai Green Curry,

Wine details

Country France
Region Alsace
Producer Moritz-Prado
Wine Name Nous Sommes Libres Pet Nat
Style Fresh & Floral
Vintage 2020
Main Grape Pinot Blanc
Other Grapes Pinot Gris 30%; Riesling 20%; Gewurztraminer 10%
Size 7 x 75cl
Closure Cap
A.B.V. 12.5%
Production 3100
Aging Stainless Steel
Soil Schist
Time to drink Now - 2022
Winemaking Detail Grapes are hand selected before pressing, followed by a maceration for 7 days. The Gewurztraminer is fermented under a controlled temperature in stainless steel, using indigenous yeasts. Second fermentation takes place in the bottle without any filtering or the addition of sulfites.