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.

Other news
24.01.2023

Introducing the new Riesling MITRBERK

How does the wine from the grapes of our young vineyard taste? 
Read more
09.01.2023

Winter pruning is sparing this year

The 2023 vintage starts as usual after the New Year with the vine pruning. What is different this year and why?
Read more
22.12.2022

The year 2022 with you, in wine...

What went well and what will we remember for a long time?
Read more
08.12.2022

Why winemakers should go to punk festivals

In the new, 17th episode of the Sonberk podcast Mezi řádky (Between the Lines), we talk to communications specialist Martina Fojtů about wine marketing.
Read more
08.12.2022

Christmas opening hours and deadlines for dispatch of orders

Visit us in the winery or order by e-shop in time. All the details for Christmas 2022 in one click.
Read more
What else?

Come for a glass of wine

Would you like to see and experience all this? We look forward to seeing you at Sonberk.

Visit us
Tell us your name and email