Let's introduce ourselves. We are Florent and Nicolas Motz, two brothers from a winegrowers family based in Bernardswiller, in the south of Strasbourg. The vinyards covers 5 terroirs around the village.
We have created a range of Natural Wines from our parents winery. The grappes are cultivated in accordance with the organics specifications since more than ten years.
Our objective is to go to the end of the reflection started by our ancestors by developing wines without artifice from the vine to the cellar.
The soils are covered with oats, vetch, clover, phacelia and foraged radishes to protect and nourish our ecosystem. Most of the work in the vineyard is done by hand in order to be precise and to limit soil compaction. The immune defenses of the vines are reinforced thanks to nettle, horsetail, wicker, etc. Manual harvesting makes it possible to sort the grapes before being pressed and to limit their excessive handling.
The yeasts present naturally on the berries allow the fermentation of the grape juice into wine for a period ranging from 2 to 6 months. This phase is followed by aging on fine lees in hundred-year-old oak casks. During bottling, no sulphite is added to preserve the full expression of our wines.
We have also paid attention to the packaging which has been selected to be consistent with our ethics.