Moritz-Prado, Terroir de Roche Pinot Gris
Lovely pale straw yellow, with nice texture. Rich lemon, poached pears and fresh yellow apple on the nose. Tastes of 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.
Grapes: Pinot Gris
Place: Alsace, France
Maison Moritz-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.