Bohemia Sekt premium sparkling and still wines win accolades at 2020 Wine Salon

Bohemia Sekt premium sparkling and still wines win accolades at 2020 Wine Salon


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Bohemia Sekt premium sparkling and still wines win accolades at 2020 Wine Salon 

Starý Plzenec, 24 January 2020The 2020 Wine Salon competition presented the top 100 Moravian and Bohemian wines for 2020. The winner of the sparkling wine category was Chateau Bzenec Brut 2015, with Bohemia Sekt’s most noble sparkling wine, Louis Girardot 2015, also receiving a gold medal. The expert jury awarded three gold medals to Habánské Sklepy for its Chardonnay 2018, Zweigeltrebe 2016 and André 2015 wines.

The prestigious award follows from the National Wine Competition of the Czech Republic, to which a total of 2,400 wines applied in the nomination round. The top 100 wines from various categories were marked with the “Czech Wine Salon” medal based on the expert jury’s assessment. Starting on Thursday, 6 February, the wines will be presented year-round in the historic cellar vaults of Valtice Chateau, where visitors can taste the wines.

“Of course, it pleases us to regularly see our premium sparkling and still wines amongst the hundred best wines in the Czech Republic. Their high ranking is a confirmation for us that our vintners are doing a good job – and for consumers it’s also a recommendation of which wines they definitely should not miss this year,” Bohemia Sekt CEO Ondřej Beránek commented on the results.

Product picks – Gold Medal Winners from the 2020 Wine Salon:

Chateau Bzenec brut 2015

Chateau Bzenec Brut 2015 is produced using the traditional method of bottle fermentation. The cuvée of this exceptional sparkling wine is composed of Rheinriesling grapes grown in the Bzenec wine commune area, where this variety has a long history and excellent ripening conditions. This variety’s singular characteristics impart a rich aroma and zesty acidity to sparkling wines. You will find that this superb sparkling wine, which ages for at least 15 months, has a golden tone and rich bubbles, mild aroma with sweet peach tones, and full palate with harmonious acidity, fruity lightness and a long finish.

Louis Girardot brut 2015

Louis Girardot Brut, the most noble sparkling wine in the Bohemia Sekt product range, is created from the very best vintages of Moravian Rheinriesling, Pinot Blanc and Chardonnay wines, aged on yeast lees for up to 36 months. The sparkling wine is named in honour of French sparkling wine expert Louis Girardot, who passed his knowledge down to the cellarmen in Starý Plzenec in the 1950s.


Habánské sklepy Chardonnay 2018 Late Harvest

This varietal wine is distinctive for its mellow golden yellow colour with greenish reflections and moderately intense nose of orchard and citrus fruits and nuts. It features a fresh, juicy palate with a moderately full body and harmoniously long finish. The wine also received the gold medal at the Prague Wine Trophy 2019 and Slovácko Sub-Region National Wine Competition in 2019.


Habánské sklepy Zweigeltrebe 2016 Late Harvest

This late harvest wine has a more intense ruby colour and mildly spicy, fruity nose featuring morello cherry and chocolate tones. The palate is soft, juicy and velvety smooth, with a relatively long finish. The wine comes from the acclaimed Trkmanska plantation, which is known for its potential for producing premium red wines. The wine is also the proud recipient of the gold medal from the 2019 National Wine Competition for the Velké Pavlovice wine sub-region.



Habánské sklepy André 2015 Late Harvest

This late harvest wine is remarkable for its striking Czech garnet colour with a violet rim. Clean nose similar to the aroma of forest fruits or chocolate-covered cherries, spicy undertones. Rich, spicy palate with notes of forest fruits; juicy, long finish. Excellent paired with wild fowl, peppercorn roast beef or steak, or lamb chops. Recommended serving temperature: 14–16 °C. 




About the Wine Salon competition

The Wine Salon has been held annually since 2001 as the climax of the National Wine Competition. The wines registered for the competition go through a series of National Wine Competition regional nomination competitions sponsored by the Czech Association of Vintners. The jury initially selects the 400 best wines in two rounds. In the final round the top 100 receive a Czech Wine Salon Gold Medal, while the remaining wines receive a silver medal. In addition, selected wines are awarded the titles of “Champion”, “Winner of Category” and “Best Collection”. For more information about the competition, visit


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