There are many white grape varieties grown in the Czech Republic (29 are registered in the State Variety Book), but for simplicity they can be divided into three imaginary groups.
There are many white grape varieties grown in the Czech Republic, but for simplicity they can be divided into three imaginary groups.
The first group has a naturally higher acid content and its typical representatives are Rhine Riesling, Welschriesling and Sauvignon. These wines are primarily fruity and juicy, with citrus notes and a pleasant spiciness.
The second imaginary group consists of wines with lower acidity. This includes many varieties, but among the most famous are the Burgundy family, i.e. Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris and Chardonnay. But it also includes our most typical varieties such as Veltliner Green, Müller Thurgau, Green Sylvaner or Neuburger. This group is popular for its pleasant freshness and fruitiness.
The third group includes aromatic varieties. These wines are rich, spicy, with opulent aromas and flavours. The most famous aromatic varieties are Gewürtztraminer, Moravian Muscat or Pálava. Residual sugar suits these wines, which is why they are more often seen as semi-dry or semi-sweet.