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MOP0819WW
Moritz-Prado
Terroir de Roche Pinot Gris
2019
Alsace
Organic Conversion
Wild yeasts
Low 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: Lovely pale straw yellow; notable texture. Rich lemon; poached pears and fresh yellow apple on the nose. Intense concentrated and a touch creamy. The pallet is immediatley soft and warm; with soft; warm apple and pear; some white melon and great rich acidity. Satsuma and some more tropical notes on the finish; with a little spice and a good green fruit backbone.
Winemaking Detail: Grapes carefully sorted. Whole bunch press. Temperature controlled alcoholic fermentation with indigenous yeasts. Lightly filtered; with no added sulphites.
Features Apple Pear Spice Soft Textured

Features Acidity, Apple, Pear, Soft, Spice, Textured,
Tasting note Lovely pale straw yellow, notable texture. Rich lemon, poached pears and fresh yellow apple on the nose. Intense concentrated and a touch creamy. The pallet is immediatley soft and warm, with soft, warm apple and pear, some white melon and great rich acidity. Satsuma and some more tropical notes on the finish, with a little spice and a good green fruit backbone.
Drink with
Scallops, Sole, Spiced mussels,

Wine details

Country France
Region Alsace
Producer Moritz-Prado
Wine Name Terroir de Roche Pinot Gris
Colour White
Style Soft & Savoury
Vintage 2019
Main Grape Pinot Gris
Other Grapes
Size 6 x 75cl
Closure Cork
A.B.V. 13%
Production 4900
Aging Stainless steel
Soil Schist
Time to drink Now - 2022
Winemaking Detail Grapes carefully sorted. Whole bunch press. Temperature controlled alcoholic fermentation with indigenous yeasts. Lightly filtered, with no added sulphites.

MOP0819WW
Moritz-Prado
Terroir de Roche Pinot Gris
2019
Alsace
Organic Conversion
Wild yeasts
Low 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: Lovely pale straw yellow; notable texture. Rich lemon; poached pears and fresh yellow apple on the nose. Intense concentrated and a touch creamy. The pallet is immediatley soft and warm; with soft; warm apple and pear; some white melon and great rich acidity. Satsuma and some more tropical notes on the finish; with a little spice and a good green fruit backbone.
Winemaking Detail: Grapes carefully sorted. Whole bunch press. Temperature controlled alcoholic fermentation with indigenous yeasts. Lightly filtered; with no added sulphites.
Features Apple Pear Spice Soft Textured

Features Acidity, Apple, Pear, Soft, Spice, Textured,
Tasting note Lovely pale straw yellow, notable texture. Rich lemon, poached pears and fresh yellow apple on the nose. Intense concentrated and a touch creamy. The pallet is immediatley soft and warm, with soft, warm apple and pear, some white melon and great rich acidity. Satsuma and some more tropical notes on the finish, with a little spice and a good green fruit backbone.
Drink with
Scallops, Sole, Spiced mussels,

Wine details

Country France
Region Alsace
Producer Moritz-Prado
Wine Name Terroir de Roche Pinot Gris
Style Soft & Savoury
Vintage 2019
Main Grape Pinot Gris
Other Grapes
Size 6 x 75cl
Closure Cork
A.B.V. 13%
Production 4900
Aging Stainless steel
Soil Schist
Time to drink Now - 2022
Winemaking Detail Grapes carefully sorted. Whole bunch press. Temperature controlled alcoholic fermentation with indigenous yeasts. Lightly filtered, with no added sulphites.