01.04.2019

We opened the new season with our new Sauvignon

It has been a tradition and a well-established regime for several years: At the beginning of November, we bottle Moravian Muscat, the only young Sonberk wine, and then the Sauvignon - a wine from the Silver Sonberk line, which is so popular that last year sold out in about six months. Why does it go to bottles so soon and what is so attractive?

"It is a wine made with primary aroma, so it is better if it is in the bottle as soon as possible. Sauvignon is an aromatic variety, similar to Moravian Muscat or Traminer, and it is a light and a very drinkable wine, ”explains our cellar master Olda Drápal.

We must watch the Sauvignon so it keeps it’s aromatics. Last summer it was all the harder, because it was very warm. Sauvignon harvested among the first varieties and sooner than usual. But to keep the scent fresh, it wants cold. With the help of dry ice, the already collected grapes were cooled, then the mash (the mass of ground berries) was pressed in an atmosphere of nitrogen.

"It's because they are the first component of the must to oxidize is the aroma, but when they oxidize, we're not returning it. That is why it is done without the access of oxygen, ”Olda explains almost to laboratory work.

After bottling Sauvignon 2018, Olda will be dedicated to other wines and their own production. A few of the other varieties will be bottled in April, but the main wines of the Grand Cru Sonberk range will be going to bottles in May. No exact schedule, however, the cellar master. It's all just that everything has to be in the glass in the vintage to make room for the next year in the tanks.

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