Photo: Arielle DeSoucey

It has been one year since the Coronavirus turned our lives upside down. As we strive to navigate our daily challenges, wine remains the common denominator to help calm our nerves at the end of the day, allowing us to enjoy a peaceful moment in the midst of uncertainty. 

For me, Veltlínské Zelené has been my survival tool. While this grape reigns as the most popular grape variety in its homeland of Austria, the Czech Republic is also highly regarded for crafting pure, artisanal Veltlínské Zelené, most notably in the Znojmo subregion. Thanks to the deep clay, sand, and loess soils, extended growing season with cool nights and warm, sunny days, Veltlínské Zelené is currently the most widely planted white grape variety in the country, comprising 14% of total vineyard plantings. A late ripening cultivar, Veltlínské Zelené is typically produced into a dry style, with very little residual sugar. The wines boast powerful aromas of apples, citrus fruits, white pepper, and wildflowers, accented by a backbone of refreshing acidity and salinity. Wines may be matured in either stainless steel or barrel, depending on the winemakers’ vision for their wine style. While aromatic and lively on the nose, these wines exhibit a fresh and focused minerality, allowing them to pair easily with fried fish, pork dishes, or mild cheeses. Check out these producers : Víno Vaněk, Špalek, Ampelos, Thaya, Znovín Znojmo.

Arielle DeSoucey

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