Moravia, Czech Republic
The Moravia region of the Czech Republic has a long history of winemaking, and produces a range of high-quality wines from both local and international grape varietals.
Regional History & Terroir: The Moravia region has a long history of winemaking, dating back to the Roman era. The region has a continental climate, with hot summers and cold winters, and a variety of soils including limestone, loess, and sandstone. The terroir is characterized by rolling hills and valleys, which provide a range of altitudes for grape cultivation.
Typical Grape Varietals: The region is known for growing both local and international grape varietals, including Gruner Veltliner, Riesling, and Sauvignon Blanc for white wine, and Saint Laurent, Pinot Noir, and Zweigelt for red wine.
Regional Wine Styles: The Moravia region produces a range of high-quality wines, including dry, semi-dry, and sweet white wines, as well as full-bodied red wines. The traditional winemaking method of fermentation in oak barrels is still widely used in the region, resulting in complex and rich flavors. The region is also known for its ice wines, which are made from grapes that have been left on the vine to freeze and concentrate their flavors