Valtice – the Wine Salon of the Czech Republic will soon be presenting the one hundred best Moravian and Czech wines for the year 2017. These wines were successful in competition with a total of 2020 Moravian and Czech wines coming from 157 winemakers and wineries. As is traditional the best hundred wines, which were awarded the Gold Medal of the Wine Salon, will be on display in the tasting exhibition of the same name in the historical cellars of Valtice chateau from 4th February until the middle of December 2017.
On the wines in the Wine Salon
The Wine Salon presents the best wines from our wineries and its proclamation comes as the most important event of the year not only for wine lovers. This is confirmed by the growing year-on-year attendance at the Wine Salon tasting exhibition. In the Wine Salon tasting exhibition wines awarded gold medals at the Wine Salon of the Czech Republic will be on permanent display.
Out of all those wines present, 80 white wines were chosen for the collection, of which 63 were dry or semi-dry, 10 were semi-sweet and 7 were sweet wines. 17 red wines are represented. The collection is complemented by 1 rosé and 2 sparkling wines.
According to the quality-classification in this year’s Wine Salon of the Czech Republic most wines are in the late-harvest category (55) and these are followed by 19 special selections of grapes. We have 8 representatives in the kabinet-wine category, 5 quality varietal wines and 2 samples of Moravian land wines. There are 3 wines in the special selection of berries category, 2 special selections of botrytised berries and there is 1 example of a liqueur wine. Quality sparkling wines have 2 representatives. Wines of VOC denomination are already very well established among our best, and in the Wine Salon it will also be possible to taste 3 of them.
The year 2015 is the dominant vintage in this Wine Salon with 77 wines, and these are followed by 16 wines from the 2013 vintage.
The winery having the greatest number of successful wines is VINSELEKT MICHLOVSKÝ, a. s. with 10 wines in total. This is followed by Ing. Miroslav Volařík and Zámecké Vinařství Bzenec s. r. o. with a total of 6 wines apiece.