The first evaluation of the National Wine Competition 2023 in Moravia traditionally belonged to wines from the Slovácko wine sub-region. The champion, i.e. the best wine, was a red wine, namely Pinot Noir 2021, a Moravian wine from the Karel Novotný winery. The largest and highest wine competition in the Czech Republic is organised by the Association of Winegrowers of the Czech Republic together with the Nationalm Wine Centre, with the financial support of the Wine Fund, and the organisation in Slovácko is provided by the Association of Slovak Winegrowers.
The Karel Novotný winery, which has its headquarters in Milotice near Kyjov, is worth moreno Pinot noir 2021, Moravian wine of the country, also took the victory in the category of dry red wines. For the Champion, it also received an attractive prize in the form of a barrel of Seguin Moreau from its partner, which is the town of Uherské Hradiště for the Slovácko wine sub-region.
Pinot noir 2021, Moravian wine from the winery Karel Novotný
"The winning Pinot Noir is from the 2021 vintage, grown in the Milotica Hills from a regulated harvest, aged for 12 months in small Burgundy barrels. The colour of the wine is ruby, the aroma is a combination of strawberry jam and fudge. The flavour is very elegant in the combination of quality oak wood," the owner of the winery, Karel Novotný, described the winning wine and added: "The joy of the Champion of the Slovácké Subregion is indescribable, all the more so when it is the first ever success for our winery in the National Wine Competition. But I am even happier that Slovácko is starting to show more and more with red wines. Therefore, I also consider it as an overall team success of our sub-region in which there are a lot of beautiful wines and great winemakers."
Winner of the category.
SOMMELIER COLLECTION Riesling 2021, late harvest - DAVINUS
Category winner: 2018 Chardonnay, berry selection - Krist Winery
Category winner: Frankovka rosé 2022, Moravian regional wine - Vinařství U Kostela Polešovice
Champion and winner of the category.
Winner of the category: Cabernet Cubin 2020, late harvest - Krist Winery
Category winner: Chateau Bzenec brut 2019, quality sparkling wine s.o. - CHATEAU BZENEC
Thebest collection: winery Štěpán Maňák
Sixteen juries evaluated the 10. and 11. On 11 and 11 August, in the building of the National Wine Centre - Centrum Excelence building in Valtice, 734 wines from 97 winemakers and wineries entered in the competition from the Slovácko wine sub-region. Of these wines, 59 won big gold, 180 gold, 3 silver and 1 bronze medals. 678 wines advanced to the national round of the Wine Salon - national wine competition. The nominated wines will be nominated together with the advancing wines from the Velkopavlovice, Mikulov and Znojmo wine sub-regions, representing the Moravia wine region, and the wines nominated byfrom the Bohemia wine region will compete for advancement to the finals and the title of Absolute Champion and a place in the Wine Salon of the Czech Republic, a year-round wine tasting exhibition in Valtice. The main partners of the competition are BS Wine Supplies and Ford.
Wine exhibition for the public
Public tasting of all entered wines from all over Slovácko sub-region will take place this year in the courtyard of the Bzenec Chateau Winery during the 30th Slovak Wine Festival. Bzenec costumed wine festival (15th and 16th September). On Friday, 15 September, the tasting exhibition will be open from 4 p.m. and at 5 p.m. the award ceremony will take place. On Saturday, 16 September, the tasting exhibition will be open from 11 am. In the afternoon, the Krapina dulcimer band will play. The ceremony for the presentation of the trophy for the champion of the Slovácké subregion will take place on 9 September in Uherské Hradiště as part of the Slovácké Wine and Open Monuments Festival.
Slovácké wine subregion
The Slovácko wine sub-region is a very large area and thanks to this it has a variety of natural conditions, from the warm slopes in the south to our northernmost vineyards. Vineyards can be found in the Morava River valley, in the rugged hilly landscape of the White Carpathians or on the southern slopes of the Chřiby and Ždánický Forest. Müller Thurgau, Riesling, Grüner Veltliner, Pinot Noir and Muscat of Moravia thrive here. Of the blue varieties, the Frankovka, Svatovavřinecké, Zweigeltrebe and the Cabernet Moravia variety bred in Moravská Nová Ves are particularly noteworthy.