Crack! Burgundy wine on the Moselle.


Making Riesling on the Mosel is something most people do; of course, the region is famous for that. But Daniel Twardowski had something else in mind. As wine merchant, he had developed a growing passion for fine French Pinot Noir which was not available in his homeland. Why, he asked himself, couldn’t Pinot Noir grapes also thrive on the banks of the Mosel?

After extensive of experimenting and consulting with specialists, the right clones and techniques were identified. The result was a red wine that tasted just as he had dreamt it: homage to the great wines of Burgundy. The raven and the nut on the label remind us of his unconventional approach and what was unusual about this risky project. The birds were inspired to snatch nuts from an old tree on the edge of the vineyard.  They let them drop from great heights onto the hard slate floor between the grapevines.  And finally—crack—the inner seed lay exposed.

Consequently, Pinot Noix is not misspelled – noix means nut in French. Twardowski combined passion, knowledge, instensity and a bit of luck to achieve what he had in mind.  In the process he had, above all, learned something: no-one can climb too high when he is flying with his own wings.