05.03.2020

Noble blend is a toy that rolls the competition

A lot of prizes are now collected by our wine with a complicated name and a little more complicated process of creation. The combination of Chardonnay and Pinot Gris varieties was discussed here in the Czech Republic and throughout the Czech wine business mainly in autumn. This wine has become the best rated in the Winemaker of the Year competition. For the second time in a row, it reached the 90-point border in the competition What Tastes Young. And since it is another wine of the Collection of the Year, now is the right time to say something more about it.

This blend is a wine from another world, more in the west, and with an even older wine tradition. It is made up of two Burgundy varieties, both of which are each individually 'trained' in French barrique barrels by the master of the cooperage industry François Frères. Only a few wineries have their products in the Czech Republic. French coopers choose who they want to work with, and when they're busy, they just say there won't be more barrels. But when they choose a winery, they give it all the care.

We at Sonberk have had these barrels since 2005, among other things, because of how well they are processed. Their production takes a long time. In standard barrels, the wood matures for 12 to 24 months. Wood for these French is waiting for 36 months. "The manufacturer lets the wood stand outside, whether it rains or shines on the sun to extract the coarsest tannins and to mature properly," describes Olda Drápal, our winemaker.

In the final blend, which has only 0.1 grams of residual sugar and 5.7 grams of acid, 60 percent of the first variety and the 40-second one. Burgundy combination is excellent for food pairing, so it is part of about every tasting menu that we prepare.

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