Traditionally, the first St. Martin’s wines are opened on November 11 in many places in the Czech Republic. The wine received its name after the regular opening and first tasting of wine on the day of St. Martin. The name has been used since the time of Joseph II. when it was associated with welcoming of new wine with cheerfulness and fabulous food.
St. Martin's wine is subject to strict rules, and not every wine can be considered St. Martin's. The wine is always poured from the bottle and never from the barrel. The label must bear the logo of St. Martin's wine - the mark of St. Martin riding a white horse. In addition, each bottle must be equipped with a prescribed flap with the inscription St. Martin’s and the throat is marked with the vintage date.
St. Martin’s wine is young and very fresh. Grapes from clearly defined varieties are used for the production. White St. Martin’s wine can be selected from Müller Thurgau, Red Veltliner Early or Moravian Muscat. Rosé wines and clarets are made from Zweigeltrebe variety, St. Laurent or Blue Portugal. For the production of red wines, Blue Portugal and St. Laurent wine grapes are used.
Luxury St. Martin's wine dominates with a wide variety of colours, scents and flavours. White Saint Martin's wine is fresh, balanced, fruity with a pleasant scent. It has a greenish-yellow to golden colour and a balanced content of acids and sugars. St. Martin's Rosé is characterized by shades of pink to onion colour. These are fresh wines with fruit tones, fine tannins and pleasant acid. Red St. Martin's wine is characterized by ruby to garnet colour accompanied by fruity or delicate floral aroma, smooth and harmonious taste. Who would not resist?
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