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MOP0919RW
Moritz-Prado
Terroir de Roche Pinot Noir
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: Soft; ripe red cherry and bramble fruit on the nose with rich violets and some candied red fruit. The pallet had some texture and weight; but is still crunchy; full of redcurrant; red cherry and reductive; warm strawberry. Long; strong finish with touch of green stalkyness.
Winemaking Detail: Grapes carefully sorted. 90% destemmed. Temperature controlled alcoholic fermentation with indigenous yeasts with maceration on the skins for 10 days. Unfiltered; with no very little added sulphites.
Features Cherry Redcurrant Violets Candied Crunchy

Features Candied, Cherry, Concentrated, Crunchy, Redcurrant, Violets,
Tasting note Soft, ripe red cherry and bramble fruit on the nose with rich violets and some candied red fruit. The pallet had some texture and weight, but is still crunchy, full of redcurrant, red cherry and reductive, warm strawberry. Long, strong finish with touch of green stalkyness.
Drink with
Beef fillet, Charcuterie, Veal,

Wine details

Country France
Region Alsace
Producer Moritz-Prado
Wine Name Terroir de Roche Pinot Noir
Colour Red
Style Bright & Mineral
Vintage 2019
Main Grape Pinot Noir
Other Grapes
Size 6 x 75cl
Closure Cork
A.B.V. 13%
Production 6900
Aging Stainless steel
Soil Schist
Time to drink Now - 2022
Winemaking Detail Grapes carefully sorted. 90% destemmed. Temperature controlled alcoholic fermentation with indigenous yeasts with maceration on the skins for 10 days. Unfiltered, with no very little added sulphites.

MOP0919RW
Moritz-Prado
Terroir de Roche Pinot Noir
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: Soft; ripe red cherry and bramble fruit on the nose with rich violets and some candied red fruit. The pallet had some texture and weight; but is still crunchy; full of redcurrant; red cherry and reductive; warm strawberry. Long; strong finish with touch of green stalkyness.
Winemaking Detail: Grapes carefully sorted. 90% destemmed. Temperature controlled alcoholic fermentation with indigenous yeasts with maceration on the skins for 10 days. Unfiltered; with no very little added sulphites.
Features Cherry Redcurrant Violets Candied Crunchy

Features Candied, Cherry, Concentrated, Crunchy, Redcurrant, Violets,
Tasting note Soft, ripe red cherry and bramble fruit on the nose with rich violets and some candied red fruit. The pallet had some texture and weight, but is still crunchy, full of redcurrant, red cherry and reductive, warm strawberry. Long, strong finish with touch of green stalkyness.
Drink with
Beef fillet, Charcuterie, Veal,

Wine details

Country France
Region Alsace
Producer Moritz-Prado
Wine Name Terroir de Roche Pinot Noir
Style Bright & Mineral
Vintage 2019
Main Grape Pinot Noir
Other Grapes
Size 6 x 75cl
Closure Cork
A.B.V. 13%
Production 6900
Aging Stainless steel
Soil Schist
Time to drink Now - 2022
Winemaking Detail Grapes carefully sorted. 90% destemmed. Temperature controlled alcoholic fermentation with indigenous yeasts with maceration on the skins for 10 days. Unfiltered, with no very little added sulphites.