MUSCAT BLANC VARIETY CULT

Muscat blanc is a variety with a rapid onset of the growing season.

Muscat blanc is one of the varieties with firm and hard leaves. It is thus better resistant to fungal diseases.

The name Muscat is said to have originated as a distortion of the ancient Italian language, meaning the meaning of the fly. The name was certainly the choice for the magical attraction of flies and other insects on the ripening grapes of this royal variety.

The Muscat blanc variety is the most important variety in our country and the wines made from it reach top quality. They are unbeatable in aroma, taste and body, and their price in advance sale (En primeur sale) is calculated, shortly after twisting and before ripening, in thousands of crowns.


WHY MUSCAT BLANC?
Each of the winemakers has their "favorite" on the "place", but in our country it is not just a matter of hearts. Nutmeg deserves and deserves its privileged position.


He is beautiful (the first one dresses in light green and the last one undresses) or decorative and nice to look at.
It is reliable in fertility and with grapes you can create miracles in selection.
It does not suffer from mold and tolerates high management very well. This is fully in line with our strategy, as we avoid chemistry and artificial fertilizers and have opted for prevention and organic instead.
The must reaches a high sugar level, but develops to dryness during long-term fermentation. During fermentation, the young wine does not form a "veil" on the surface and works long and long (from October to April).

Alcohol in the Selection class reaches 14%
The resulting wine is a real delicacy and balances on the edge of total harmony (which is a phenomenon completely unseen), so the ratio of sugar and acid is in balance.
Muscat blanc from Smrkový Týnec is, in a short period of its existence, one of the best European "primitive" wines made from this variety.
Since last year, its entire production (only a few boxes that are currently being produced) is aimed exclusively abroad.
Like all our wines, the production of musts and wine is not sulphurized, trained, filtered and the grapes are not pressed, but carefully pressed.


AND ITS LEAVES SMELL IN GREEN AND DRIED STATES.


Muscat blanc grapes are being discussed for the preparation of our extraordinary wine from September to ...
The collection is repeated and the wine consists of literally dozens of musts at various stages of maturity, sugar development and aromatic substances. It is therefore inimitable and unrepeatable.


The selection of grapes for the production of our nutmeg in the Selection category (in others it is not even produced) is a daily affair. The grapes are inspected, repackaged and cared for. The Muscat blanc variety has a major advantage in the long-term nutrition of the grapes (the foliage is green until late autumn) and the grape itself and the stem are subject to control.



Each of the heads has its own "birth certificate".

The Muscat blanc variety is one of the oldest wine varieties in the world and the wines made from this variety were the first the world has ever seen.

An original way of keeping vines in our vineyard.


Because we are struggling with the characteristic weather of the foothills of the Iron Mountains in our vineyard, we try to eliminate its effects on ripening grapes and the plants themselves.We moved from "head line" to "high tree line."


It is known that not all vine varieties tolerate this method of management.
We lead the spring cut to the main trunk and the backup buck (in case of severe frosts), Na 3.-4. we will leave traction between 6.-8. eyes. 

We create two floors for the grapes to ripen (ideal for the next selection).


An overview of the length and inflorescence date of Muscat blanc in our vineyard since 2017.


The beginning of the inflorescence and its successful course are among the most important factors influencing the future harvest. The Muscat blanc variety is one of the lovers of warm, dry summer and it thrives in hot years. 

Therefore, it is undesirable for the inflorescence to be prolonged by adverse weather conditions. After all, it takes almost two months for the grapes to ripen from the end of the inflorescence.


2017
The beginning of inflorescence on June 5 (in the range of May 17-18-19, devastating frosts of -6 ° C prevailed in the vineyard). End of inflorescence June 19. Very bad year.
2018
Beginning of inflorescence on May 20. End of inflorescence June 1. No negative weather conditions and no freezing "ice men". The first of hot and dry years. The harvest was very rich and high quality.
2019
Beginning of inflorescence on May 5 and end of May 16. (warmest and driest year since the beginning of monitoring). The grapes have matured, without any problems, to top quality.
2020
Beginning of inflorescence on June 12 and end on June 30. During the month of May, the morning temperature did not rise above 7 ° C and it was still raining. The harvest was of decent quality, but the grapes did not reach high maturity due to the rainy May.
2021
Beginning of inflorescence on June 2 and end on June 14. The delayed onset of higher temperatures was marked by the late onset of flowering, but the hot July, the second half of August and especially the sunny September contributed to the ripening of the grapes to a high quality.