NECTAR LUCIS – a regional Podorlice project imbued with enthusiasm and the courage to pursue own goals

My name is Lucie Šimonová and wine is my passion. Years ago I planted vineyards in a wine non typical area then grew grapes and made my own wine. Try it too!

The annual production of our micro-winery is about 3,000 bottles. We also buy grapes for some wines. The national flag flies in the vineyard and the basic wine line has a label in the tricolor color. We focus on special wines – kvevri wines (orange and red), sparkling Pét – Nats and Grand wines (Nectar line – Nectar Noir, Nectar Blanc and Nectar Sekt).

The company premises you can find at the Doudleby nad Orlicí castle where the grape processing and a wine production take place.

We will be very happy if you try their great taste.

Discover the taste of my wines

Offer Nectar Lucis wines

The vineyard is located outside the official wine region and since I have not yet classified the wines I am marketing them with the designation “Vin de Pays“. At harvest the grapes reach the qualities and values of sugar content as Quality Wine with Special Attributes so I always state the sugar content according to which the attributes are divided.

The annual production of our micro-winery is approximately 3000 bottles.

When creating our wines we place maximum emphasis on terroir, variety and quality. We therefore do not use selected yeast but prepare our own yeast from our vineyard. For wines where possible we try to use technological steps to prepare the wine for bottling in such a way that we can use only the absolutely necessary amount of sulfur dioxide (for kvevri and Japp Nat the addition of SO₂ is zero) and do without clarification and filtration. Of course these steps are laborious and also risky – this is also the reason for the slightly higher price level of our wines compared to conventional wineries. We like to drink our wines ourselves and often which is the reason why we make them “pure” and tuned just for us! We respect the thesis that wine is a art work with a unique spirit and we work so that the winery handwriting is clearly legible, unambiguous, fun, interesting and always maintains the same high quality from year to year.

SPECIAL KVEVRI Riesling 2022

Wine color is amber-brick. Indian spices, nuts, dried fruits and blood oranges can be felt in the aroma. The taste is very intense and full, multi-layered, wild, and after longer contact with the air the wild orange turns into candied citrus fruits and dried apricots. The aftertaste is very long. Small amount of lees left in the wine is intentional – it protects the wine from oxidation.

SPECIAL KVEVRI RIESLING 2022

SPECIAL KVEVRI Riesling 2022

Wine color is amber-brick. Indian spices, nuts, dried fruits and blood oranges can be felt in the aroma. The taste is very intense and full, multi-layered, wild, and after longer contact with the air the wild orange turns into candied citrus fruits and dried apricots. The aftertaste is very long. Small amount of lees left in the wine is intentional – it protects the wine from oxidation.

Wine

  • Quality classification: czech regional wine
  • Variety: Riesling
  • Wine color: opal to amber
  • Volume: 0.75 l
  • Bottled: 10/07/2023
  • Residual sugar: 0,1 g/l
  • Acid: 5,8 g/l
  • Alcohol content: 12 % vol.
  • Spontaneous fermentation, malolactic fermentation, not sulphured, not filtered
  • Allergens: natural sulfur dioxide

Serve

10–12 °C

Store

9–15 °C

Price

16 €

SPECIAL KVEVRI SAINT LAURENT 2022

Wine color is amber-brick. Indian spices, nuts, dried fruits and blood oranges can be felt in the aroma. The taste is very intense and full, multi-layered, wild, and after longer contact with the air the wild orange turns into candied citrus fruits and dried apricots. The aftertaste is very long. Small amount of lees left in the wine is intentional – it protects the wine from oxidation.

SPECIAL KVEVRI SAINT LAURENT 2022

SPECIAL KVEVRI SAINT LAURENT 2022

Wine color is amber-brick. Indian spices, nuts, dried fruits and blood oranges can be felt in the aroma. The taste is very intense and full, multi-layered, wild, and after longer contact with the air the wild orange turns into candied citrus fruits and dried apricots. The aftertaste is very long. Small amount of lees left in the wine is intentional – it protects the wine from oxidation.

Wine

  • Quality classification: czech regional wine
  • Variety: Saint Laurent
  • Wine color: purple to deep red
  • Volume: 0.75 l
  • Bottled: 21/07/2023
  • Residual sugar: 0,5 g/l
  • Acid: 4,9 g/l
  • Alcohol content: 12 % vol.
  • Spontaneous fermentation, malolactic fermentation, not sulphured, not filtered
  • Allergens: natural sulfur dioxide

Serve

10–12 °C

Store

9–15 °C

Price

16 €

SPECIAL KVEVRI CHARDONNAY 2020

The wine produced by this method is rich in a phenolic substances which in addition to improving the stability of the wine are also beneficial to the health. However the consumer must be prepared for the fact that the wine is very different from other ordinary wines both in color and aroma as well as in taste.

The wine is multi-layered full of an intense aroma and a taste with a high content of phenolic substances. There is no need to decant but i tis possible and then you can search for all its layers perhaps for the whole evening or day.

Honey color. Notes of straw and dried apricots can be felt in the aroma, nutmeg, quince and raw almonds in the taste. The wine is fresh, full, rich and structured with pleasant acidity and a long aftertaste.

SPECIAL KVEVRI Nectar Lucis

SPECIAL KVEVRI CHARDONNAY 2020

The wine produced by this method is rich in a phenolic substances which in addition to improving the stability of the wine are also beneficial to the health. However the consumer must be prepared for the fact that the wine is very different from other ordinary wines both in color and aroma as well as in taste.

The wine is multi-layered full of an intense aroma and a taste with a high content of phenolic substances. There is no need to decant but i tis possible and then you can search for all its layers perhaps for the whole evening or day.

Honey color. Notes of straw and dried apricots can be felt in the aroma, nutmeg, quince and raw almonds in the taste. The wine is fresh, full, rich and structured with pleasant acidity and a long aftertaste.

Wine

  • Quality classification: Moravian regional wine
  • Variety: Chardonnay
  • Wine color: orange to amber
  • Volume: 0.75 l
  • Bottled: 5/29/2021
  • Residual sugar: 0.0 g/l
  • Acid: 7.1 g/l
  • Alcohol content: 13% vol.
  • Spontaneous fermentation, malolactic fermentation, not sulphured, not filtered
  • Allergens: natural sulfur dioxide

Serve

10–12 °C

Store

9–15 °C

Price

20 €

SPECIAL KVEVRI Tramín 2021

The wine is not filtered and therefore does not have such a sparkle, the color is slightly opal. It is full, multi-layered, with the scent of lychee and rose petals.

SPECIAL KVEVRI Tramín 2021

SPECIAL KVEVRI Tramín 2021

The wine is not filtered and therefore does not have such a sparkle, the color is slightly opal. It is full, multi-layered, with the scent of lychee and rose petals.

Wine

  • Quality classification: Moravian regional wine
  • Variety: Tramin (red, spicy, white)
  • Wine color: opal to amber
  • Volume: 0.75 l
  • Bottled: 6/26/2022
  • Residual sugar: 0.3 g/l
  • Acid: 4.7 g/l
  • Alcohol content: 12.5% vol.
  • Spontaneous fermentation, malolactic fermentation, not sulphured, not filtered
  • Allergens: natural sulfur dioxide

Serve

10–12 °C

Store

9–15 °C

Price

13 €

JAPP NAT – Pét-Nat Rosé 2022

The color of the wine is coral and raspberry. A cremant-type sparkling wine with a very fine sparkling, pleasant roundness and unobtrusive freshness that will always entertain you and put a smile on your face.

JAPP NAT – Pét-Nat Rosé 2022

JAPP NAT – Pét-Nat Rosé 2022

The color of the wine is coral and raspberry. A cremant-type sparkling wine with a very fine sparkling, pleasant roundness and unobtrusive freshness that will always entertain you and put a smile on your face.

Wine

  • Quality classification: Vin de Pays, natural sparkling
  • Wine color: rosé
  • Variety: Fratava
  • Volume: 0.75 l
  • Alcohol content: 11,5 % vol.
  • Spontaneous fermentation, unsulphurised, not filtered.
  • Allergens: contains only natural carbon dioxide

Serve

5–7 °C

Store

9–15 °C

Price

11 €

JAPP NAT – Pét-Nat Blanc 2022

Pét Nat which will surprise you with the quality you would expect from full-fledged sparkling wines. The foam is powerful and maintains a long persistence. The wine is golden color. In the taste you will find dried apricots, linden blossom and sparks of quartz. The taste is unusually full, elegant, inviting you to take another sip.

JAPP NAT – Pét-Nat Blanc 2022

JAPP NAT – Pét-Nat Blanc 2022

Pét Nat which will surprise you with the quality you would expect from full-fledged sparkling wines. The foam is powerful and maintains a long persistence. The wine is golden color. In the taste you will find dried apricots, linden blossom and sparks of quartz. The taste is unusually full, elegant, inviting you to take another sip.

Wine

  • Quality classification: Vin de Pays, natural sparkling
  • Wine color: white
  • Variety: Donnauriesling
  • Volume: 0.75 l
  • Alcohol content: 12 % vol.
  • Spontaneous fermentation, unsulphurised, not filtered.
  • Allergens: contains only natural carbon dioxide

Serve

5–7 °C

Store

9–15 °C

Price

13 €

SOLARIS dry 2022

The color of the wine is lemon. The aroma is very reminiscent of mango, pineapple and very overripe lemon. The taste corresponds to the smell. The aftertaste is very long, mineral. Sediment in the wine is not a problem, the wine is unfiltered.

SOLARIS suchý 2022

SOLARIS dry 2022

The color of the wine is lemon. The aroma is very reminiscent of mango, pineapple and very overripe lemon. The taste corresponds to the smell. The aftertaste is very long, mineral. Sediment in the wine is not a problem, the wine is unfiltered.

Grapes

  • Altitude: 312-m above sea level
  • Exposure: northwest
  • Municipality: Rájec
  • Age of the vineyard: 2017
  • Soil type: loamy, clay to saliva
  • Sugar content at harvest: 22 ° CNM

Wine

  • Quality classification: Vin de Pays
  • Wine color: white, no filtration
  • Variety: Solaris
  • Volume: 0.75 l
  • Type of lager container: oak barrel
  • Residual sugar: 0,9 g / l
  • Acids: 5,5 g / l
  • Alcohol content: 12,5 % vol.
  • Allergens: sulfur dioxide

Serve

10–12 °C

Store

12–14 °C

Price

14 €

SOLARIS semi–sweet 2022

Wine color is greenish. In the aroma you can feel raisins, passion fruit and white dead-nettle. The taste is medium full with the taste of peach compote, medium long aftertaste with distinctly mineral notes.

SOLARIS polosladký 2022

SOLARIS semi–sweet 2022

Wine color is greenish. In the aroma you can feel raisins, passion fruit and white dead-nettle. The taste is medium full with the taste of peach compote, medium long aftertaste with distinctly mineral notes.

Grapes

  • Altitude: 312-m above sea level
  • Exposure: northwest
  • Municipality: Rájec
  • Age of the vineyard: 2017
  • Soil type: loamy, clay to saliva
  • Sugar content at harvest: 23 ° CNM

Wine

  • Quality classification: Vin de Pays
  • Wine color: white
  • Variety: Solaris
  • Volume: 0.75 l
  • Type of lager container: stainless steel tank
  • Residual sugar: 20 g / l
  • Acids: 6,7 g / l
  • Alcohol content: 12 % vol.
  • Allergens: sulfur dioxide

Serve

10–12 °C

Store

12–14 °C

Price

11 €

Müller Thurgau semi-dry 2022

Wine is greenish color. You will find dried fruits – apple-pear in the aroma and taste. The taste is very crisp and for this variety unusually full. The aftertaste is medium long, mineral and fresh.

MÜLLER THURGAU 2022

Müller Thurgau semi-dry 2022

Wine is greenish color. You will find dried fruits – apple-pear in the aroma and taste. The taste is very crisp and for this variety unusually full. The aftertaste is medium long, mineral and fresh.

Wine

  • Quality classification: Vin de Pays
  • Wine color: white
  • Variety: Müller Thurgau
  • Volume: 0.75 l
  • Type of lager container: stainless steel tank
  • Residual sugar:11 g / l
  • Acids: 6,2 g / l
  • Alcohol content: 12 % vol.
  • Spontaneous fermentation, after malolactic fermentation
  • Allergens: sulfur dioxide

Serve

10–12 °C

Store

9–15 °C

Price

10 €

Fratava dry 2022

The color of the wine is coral. Cherries colored with raspberries dominate the taste and aroma. The wine is very fresh, easy to drink party wine.

Fratava Rosé 2022

Fratava dry 2022

The color of the wine is coral. Cherries colored with raspberries dominate the taste and aroma. The wine is very fresh, easy to drink party wine.

Wine

  • Quality classification: Vin de Pays
  • Wine color: rosé
  • Variety: Fratava
  • Volume: 0.75 l
  • Type of lager container: stainless steel tank
  • Residual sugar: 7 g / l
  • Acids: 6,9 g / l
  • Alcohol content: 11,5 % vol.
  • Allergens: sulfur dioxide

Serve

10–12 °C

Store

9–15 °C

Price

10 €

Rinot 2021

Rinot traditional method Sparkling Wine, after MLF and half matured in a barrel. On sale in 2024

Wine bottle

Rinot 2021

Rinot traditional method Sparkling Wine, after MLF and half matured in a barrel. On sale in 2024

Grapes

  • Altitude: 312-m above sea level
  • Exposure: northwest
  • Municipality: Rájec
  • Age of the vineyard: 2017
  • Variety: Rinot
  • Soil type: loamy, clay to saliva
  • Sugar content at harvest: 17,5 ° CNM
  • Acidity conten at harvest: 10 g/l

Serve

10–12 °C

Store

12–14 °C

Price

N/A

Winemaking is my hobby

So far, I have been doing winemaking next to work and it is my hobby.

For me, only quality is decisive, so I prefer lower production so that the wines achieve a various but varietal-typical flavors and aromas.

Where we grow

The Rájec Vineyard

Newly emerging wine regions are growing each year. Wine is reaching areas unimaginable in the past. Wine production has returned to Greenland where the wine was produced in the past. Experimental vineyards are in Norway, commonly grown in Sweden and the United Kingdom; where they have their own Appellation in Sussex. The lush soil of the Tibetan Plateau is no longer enough for Chinese winemakers and now they have a new slightly unconventional destination, the universe – they have sent to circling the orbit vine bushes to develop resistance to the harsh climate of the blue planet.

So why not to grow in Rájec! Especially if we look back in the history; about 6 km from Rájec there is a village called Bestovice. In the 16th and 17th century there were 12 vineyards on the hill above the main road within area of more than three and a half hectares.

We planted resistant and tested PIWI varieties in the Rájec vineyard. The designation PIWI comes from the German “pilzwiderstandsfähige Rebsorten”, meaning in free translation ‘mold-resistant wine varieties’. It is a group of wine varieties resistant to fungal diseases, frost, etc.

Due to their increased resistance not so many products against fungi and pests may be used, and in addition these varieties mature very well into “Attributive Wines”.

Our micro-winery is cultivated with love by my family members and my very dear friends.

The land was prepared accordingly with the requirements of the soil analyzes prescribed by the Department of Agrochemistry, Soil Science, Microbiology and Plant Nutrition, Faculty of Agriculture, Mendel University; and added the required values of individual biogenic elements, including pH adjustment two years before planting
When planting, we used Alginite – a natural mineral eco-bio fertilizer together with barn manure. You can read about the planting of the vineyard itself on my blog.

We manage the vineyards gently as possible with a high proportion of manual work. We do not use herbicides fot the bare soil treatement so they are maintained exclusively by means of mechanization. We also try to take a responsible approach to chemical treatment of plants and a protection systemic spraying have excluded. Overall we try to work according to the organic farming principles. We would like to obtain the biodynamic winemaking certification in the future.

How I became a winemaker

My story

Wine is my great passion. So I decided to devote myself a little deeper to this God-loving activity and try to plant my own vineyard in a wine non typical region and grow my own grapes and make a wine.

No one is born a winemaker so I wanted to learn something new and I chose the Faculty of Horticulture of the Mendel University as a field of study, Viniculture and viticulture branch. I decided to revive the land that my father, František Koďousek, gave me. He was born just in Rájec where he himself once farmed. I chose this unique place for planting my first vineyard overlooking my native village.

An integral part of the vineyard as well as myself is a loyal friend the French bulldog Japp. Together we have our entire story on the label. I had an idea and the graphic designers from ETIFLEX gave it the right form.

The logo should live with the company and just like Japp lives on the vineyard and with the wine he decided to contribute in addition to posing with other activities where he bit off a piece of the winelabel with his fangs and left his indelible imprint. Our national Czech flag flies in the vineyard and the basic line of wines has a label in the tricolor color.

Contact me

Contact information

Fast contact

Billing address

Lucie Šimonová

Labská louka 655/5

Hradec Králové

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Dispensing of ordered wines

At the billing address, or:

Rudé armády 1

517 42 Doudleby nad Orlicí

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