VOC wines come only from black grape varieties. Local winemakers have long and meticulously worked with their most traditional grape varieties and selected three of those most suited grapes for their region: Blaufränkisch, Saint Laurent and Blauer Portugieser. From these it is possible to put on the market red wines that have matured for at least 18 months as well as young rosé wines.
Wines of Original Certification (VOC) are specific by being made from varieties typical of the wine region and the grapes come only from carefully selected vineyards. This rigorous selection gives the wines unique characteristics, reflecting their terroir in aroma and taste. The evaluation of whether this or that wine meets the VOC character is carried out by the winemakers themselves.
Blue Mountain VOC is the first VOC in the Czech Republic to produce VOC wines only from blue grape varieties.
Blue Mountain VOC is the first VOC in the Czech Republic to produce VOC wines only from blue grape varieties. The winemakers of the region have carefully selected and chosen three of the most traditional, currently best grown and most suitable varieties for their region: Blaufränkisch, St. Laurent and Blauer Portugieser. Of these, red and young rosé wines can be marketed after 18 months of ageing.
The sloping vineyard tracks of the Blue Mountain region point to the first spurs of the Ždánický Forest. The vineyard mountains of this region have a special character. Most of them are connected by the northern side with the Ždánický Forest, while the southern parts of the hills turn towards the Pálava Hills and the fertile plains south of Pálava. There are a number of natural monuments and reserves in the region, including the Jesličky or Nosperk sites in Němčičky, and the Zázmoníky site in Bořetice. These ecologically significant sites are mostly historic vineyard tracks and are still adjacent to producing vineyards.
These ecologically significant sites are mostly historic vineyard tracks and are still adjacent to producing vineyards.
There is a rich fauna and flora, often steppe communities of rare plant species. Dracocephalum austriacum, Adonis vernalis, Stipa pulcherrima, Orchis militaris and Iris versicolor grow there. In the area of the Blue Mountain, there are also several trees of the Oscurus domestica or Sorbus domestica, which is considered the typical tree of Slovácko. In Němčičky in the locality of New Mountain and Soudná there are even two state-protected trees that are up to 350 years old. Among the fauna, we should mention especially the rare Mantis, Lucanus cervus or the Peacock's Butterfly.
The ripening of the grapes in the south is also accelerated by the Phoenician winds. The long-term average annual temperature here is 9.5 °C. The long-term annual sunshine is 1,871 hours. It is therefore one of the sunniest and warmest places in the country. Approximately 580 mm of rain falls here annually.
Geologically, the area lies on the eastern border of the Podslezsko-ždánický příkrov and the Vienna Basin. It is between Kobylí - Vrbica and Bořetice - Němčičky. Calcareous clays, marl, polymictic sandstones and siltstones alternate here. The Carpathian system of the flysch zone is noticeable. Occasionally, there is a loess found there (e.g. New Mountain in Vrbecko). These calcareous sediments are characterised by sufficient concentrations of all elements.
The depth of the soil profile ranges from 30 to 50 cm. The average content of soil skeleton is around 6 to 15%, rarely up to 25% (e.g. Kobylský Bare Hill). In some lines, such as in Novosady nad Presouzy in Nemčice, the soil skeleton is completely missing.
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