Valtice – The results from the Wine Salon of the Czech Republic and the National Wine Competition 2015, the largest and most important wine contest in the Czech Republic, have been made public by representatives of the National Wine Centre.
In brief the composition of this year’sWine Salon exhibition is as follows: Champion – Pinot Blanc from Zámecké vinařství Bzenec, Best red wine – Laurot from VINSELEKT MICHLOVSKÝ, then 74 whites, 23 reds, 9 Rieslings, 8 from the Chardonnay grape variety, 7 Welschrieslings, Sauvignon Blancs, Grüner Veltlíners and blends, 48 late-harvest wines, 67 wines from the 2013 vintage, while the most venerable wine comes from the year 2005 and an altogether unbelievable 18 representatives from the winery VINSELEKT MICHLOVSKÝ.
The champion, thus the best wine from the Czech Republic for the year 2015, and simultaneously the winner in the dry and semi-dry white wines, was Pinot Blanc Ego75, special selection of grapes 2013 from Zámecké vinařství Bzenec. The grapes came from the Slovácko wine sub-region, from the village of Vracov and the individual vineyard called Klínky. The champion of the Wine Salon – the National Wine Competition 2015 succeeded in competition with a total of 1646 Moravian and Czech wines that were entered into the contest. We are dealing here with a wine of a bright straw hue, with traces of meadow flowers and spring fruit on the nose. On the palate it comes across as light though still full and round.
Among the red dry and semi-dry wines the highest ranking went to Laurot 2012 special selection of grapes from the VINSELEKT MICHLOVSKÝ winery.
In the whíte semi-sweet wines the jury decided on Pinot Gris 2013 special selection of grapes from the winery LAHOFER.
In the rosé-wine category is one single wine, namely Cabernet Sauvignon rosé 2013 late harvest from the winery ZNOVÍN ZNOJMO.
The best in the category of sweet wines was Pálava 2013 ice wine from Bronislav Vajbar.
In the category for quality sparkling wines the winner was Chateau Bzenec brut 2011 quality sparkling wine s.o. from the company Chateau Bzenec.
The prize for the best overall collection of wines was taken by the company VINSELEKT MICHLOVSKÝ.
“The Wine Salon presents the peak of our winemaking skills and for the majority of the winemakers as well as for all oenophiles the announcement of the winners represents the most important vinous event of the year. This is confirmed by the year-on-year increase in the number of visitors to the permanent tasting exhibition of the Wine Salon, which is at the same time also the current holder of the TOP Wine Objective prize,“