Tip: Invest in Wine As the Sommelier Tip of this issue, we invite you to have a glass of good red wine from the Beneš Winery. The family-run Beneš Winery is found in the vine village Hrušky in the “Painted Region” of Podluží, the southernmost end of Moravia. Mr Roman Beneš and his father Jaroslav farm their 7.5 ha of vineyards, annually producing nearly 40,000 bottles of wine. The region of Podluží belongs to the wine subregion Slovácko and blue vine varieties prosper there thanks to special qualities of the local soil. The Beneš family pay special care to their production and process grapes from the third harvest after two “reduction seasons”. The first reduction comes in late August and grapes are disposed of. The second reduction produces clarets and rosé wines. Each plant therefore produces one bottle of wine with attributes.
For many years, red wines from the Beneš Winery have been the top quality items in our catalogue. This February they have introduced three reds from 2017: • Merlot 2017 selection of grapes • Pinot noir 2017 selection of grapes • Blaufränkisch 2017 late harvest “pozdní sběr” Those wines have been aged in wood barrels for 13 months, the merlot in 225 litre French oak barrels Seguin Moreau, the pinot noir 2/3 Seguin Moreau and 1/3 François Frères. The Frankovka has been aged in larger 750 l barrels Seguin Moreau and Veneta Botti. These outstanding wines already show excellent “drinkability” but being bottled only a few weeks ago, their quality will improve and they will offer even a better and fuller taste and experience in a few months. The wines are now sold in the wine shop VIIINO Ostrava.
Text a foto: Ing. Martin Lička www.viiino.cz
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