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Orders placed by phone or e-mail can be collected personally from the winery in Sedlec, near Mikulov, at a mutually agreed time.  Alternatively, check the list of stockists and distributors for a source closer to home.  Notice of at least one day in advance is required to prepare orders, since labels are normally applied only when wines are due to leave the cellar.  Wines are sold only in cartons of six bottles (although a mixed case is possible), with unit prices ranging from 5 to 10 euros (125 - 250 Czech crowns) per bottle.  A price list will be e-mailed on request.  Prices are ex-cellars, and exclude transport and distribution costs.   Payment is in cash on collection of the order.   Contact details can be found on the home page.

The Czech system of classifying wines on the basis of the natural levels of sugar in the grapes at harvest time is not used, since this this is not an indication of  the final quality of the wine or even its style.  However, this technical information is still provided on the back labels of the wine bottle for those who are interested.  All wines are marketed as “moravské zemské víno“ (MZV), similar to the french "vins de pays" but, under the new labelling system, now known as wines with an "Indication Géographique Protégée" (IGP).






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W H I T E

W I N E S



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Grüner Veltliner

Central Europe´s classic white wine variety, now becoming more widely known and gaining popularity internationally.  Here the aim is to offer the customer a range of different styles made from this versatile and very successful variety.


2013 Available Autumn 2014.

2012 This example needs time to breathe and open up, but then reveals itself as a wine with character.  A dry, aromatic wine with complex aromas and a hint of oak, balanced and with a good finish. 
12.5% alcohol.

2011 This is a distinctive off-dry, well-balanced wine, which has been aged in new oak barrels.  The oaky character is distinct but relatively light and well-integrated, and by no means dominates the aroma profile.  Overall, the wine retains a pleasant freshness and has a complex flavour profile. 
14.5% alcohol.

Rhine riesling

Germany´s classic white wine variety, a well-established international favourite which is  made in a variety of different styles in countries across the world.  In the South Moravian wine region of the Czech Repubic, however, it is perhaps too early to say which style is most appropriate and which will in time be most representative.


2013 Available Autumn 2014.

2012 A pleasantly aromatic, dry, light wine with the refreshing acidity characteristic of the grape.
12:5% alcohol.

2010 A relatively light, dry wine with an aroma suggestive of dried apricots, and balanced acidity on the palate.
11.5% alcohol.

White blends

Sometimes there are circumstances when a superior wine can be made by judiciously blending two or more base wines, and can be very successful when skilfully done.  It is not for nothing that blending is widely regarded as a true art, and it is an important part of the overall winemaking process.  Such blends (cuvées) sometimes represent the best possible wine that a serious winemaker can make.


Cuvée
Pinot Blanc
2011
Based on Pinot Blanc, this wine has an exotic aroma with an intriguing combination of tropical fruits, vanilla, oak and pleasant herbal tones.  Medium-dry, full-bodied and extractive.  A wine to savour.
13.0% alcohol.

White
Cuvée
2009
A full-bodied, medium-dry heavy weight white wine, based principally on Pinot blanc, with Rhine Riesling playing a supporting role.  It was aged in new oak barrels and, after subsequent further ageing in the bottle, the oak character has now well-integrated, resulting in a mature, complex white wine with a fascinating array of aromas.  On the palate it is rich, rounded and concentrated, with flavours which linger on in a long, powerful finish.  It is a wine to be drunk  slowly and thoughtfully, and so naturally is best appreciated when accompanied by food.
13.5% alcohol.





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R O S É

W I N E S



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Zwiegeltrebe rosé

South Moravia has an extraordinarily large diversity of red wine grapes from which to choose when making rosé wines, and it may be these which in time will come to define the reputation of the area.  This example uses Zweigeltrebe, a relatively new variety produced in Austria by crossing Pinot St.Laurent and Blaufränkisch.


2010 A dry, fruity wine with a distinctive, fruity aroma, a good concentration of flavour and a juicy, mouth-watering finish.  This wine is proof that it is possible to make a stable rosé wine which does not have to be drunk immediately in its youth.
12.0% alcohol.



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R E D

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Pinot noir

This is one of the world´s classic red wine grapes, and is used to make the fine red burgundies for which France is justifiably famous.  Normally just one red wine is made each year, either a straight varietal wine using Pinot noir or a blend in which it is the dominant variety.  It is always aged in oak, with the restrained use of new oak barrels, and is normally aged for at least one year in the bottle before being released onto the market.  It is recommended that the wines are gently decanted before serving, or else opened well beforehand, in order to bring out the aroma.


2012 Available Autumn 2015.

2011 A good example of a classic variety:  complex aroma, good mouth feel, and a soft, satisfying finish.   Available Autumn 2014.
13.5% alcohol.

2010 Good colour, with dark berry aromas mingled with those of oak, and a good structure based on sweet tannins and the acidity which marks this particular vintage.  Although still youthful, this wine promises to develop well over time. 
13.0% alcohol.

Red blends

A skilful blending of base wines can often produce a wine with better balance, and greater complexity and interest, than any of its individual components.  Such blends (cuvées) can sometimes be the best wines that a winemaker can make.


Cuvée
2007
Pinot noir is the main variety used in this blend, which has been aged in oak.  It has developed a complex, elegant aroma with notes of  tobacco, chocolate, coffee, figs and blackberries.  On the palate the soft tannins give it a good mouth-feel and a firm finish.  13.5% alcohol.

Zwiegeltrebe

This is a very successful Austrian variety, which can be found just across the Czech border in both oaked and un-oaked styles.


2010 An appealing, relatively simple wine that has not been aged in oak.  Light and fruity in style, with a distinct perfume, it has a soft tannic structure which underpins the concentration of fruit, and a pleasant, harmonious finish.  The wine seems to be at its best when served moderately chilled (10-12°C), rather like a white wine, and served immediately after opening.  Suitable for barbeques and easy summer drinking. 
12.0% alcohol.





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