Sonberk Palava 2017
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Winemaking in the Czech Republic can be traced back to Roman times as archaeological excavations have unearthed viticulture and winemaking artifacts. There are two wine growing regions defined in Czech law; Moravia and Bohemia. Moravia is responsible for 96% of all production.
Sonberk was established in 2003 but evidence of winemaking in the area goes back to the 13th century, when the south exposed sloping location was originally called `Sonnberg`. Nowadays the Sonberk vineyard is 45 hectares with an extraordinary view of the Palava Hill. Sustainable viticulture is practiced in the growing of Palava, Riesling, Traminer and Sauvignon.
This Czech wine is made from Palava, a crossing of Muller-Thurgau and Roter Traminer which was created in the Czech region of Moravia in the 1950s. This wine is a pale lemon colour with peaches and flowers on the nose. The palate is medium bodied with a pronounced floral character and notes of apple, apricot and honeysuckle.
Best served with light dishes such as noodle salad with white fish and chili.
Decanter World Wine Awards 2017 Best Dry Aromatic - Platinum Best in Show.