NECTAR LUCIS – Wine, as a passion of life

My name is Lucie Šimonová and as all of us are passionate about something my passions is wine. That’s why I decided to plant a vineyard in an atypical wine region, grow grapes, harvest them and make my own great wine few years ago. Now I offer it to you to taste it!

The current annual production of our micro-winery reaches approximately 1,200 bottles, marketed as a “Vin de Pays“ wine as we are outside of the official wine region. We are specialized in Rinot and Solaris grape variety. However at harvest the grapes reach the qualities and sugar content values of Quality Wine with Special Attributes.

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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.

Czech wine law classifies wine according to the ripeness of the grapes determined by measuring the must weight in the grape juice at the time of harvest. Sugar content is expressed in units of °NM on the Czecho-Slovak Normalised Must-Weight Scale (Czech: Normalizovaný moštoměr) which indicates how many kilograms of sugar are contained in one hundred litres of grape juice. One degree on the NM scale is equivalent to one kilogram of natural sugar in 100 litres of grape must. Czech wine is typically labeled with its variety detailed description of its origin and wine quality attributes.

My Wine is made as a „Late Harvest“ as it comes from grapes which must-weight levels that have reached no less than 21 °NM.

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, unsulphured, unfiltered
  • Allergens: natural sulfur dioxide

Serve

10–12 °C

Store

9–15 °C

Price

500 CZK

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, broken down, not sulphured, not filtered
  • Allergens: natural sulfur dioxide

Serve

10–12 °C

Store

9–15 °C

Price

500 CZK

JAPP NAT – PÉT- NAT Rosé 2021

Pét – Nat (Péttilant Naturel) is a wine made by the ancient rural (ancestrale) method – the gently sparkling natural sparkling wine is bottled just before the must has finished fermentation without the addition of SO2. These wines can thus be a welcome sparkling alternative for sensitive individuals.

Wine of this type ranks alongside e.g. an authentic orange wines or the Georgian kvevri. The slightly cloudy wine will win you over with its typical aroma of grapes, freshness and fruity taste.

During their production – esp. bottling, it is important to pick up the correct residual sugar level in order to limit the pressure created inside the bottle and prevent the bottles from accidentally popping already in the cellar. Each opening of such a bottle is then a small adventure. Wine in a bottle is alive and constantly evolving and changing. But that’s what natural wines are all about.

Open with increased caution, a previous stay in the freezer for 2 hours is recommended.

Japp Nat Rose

JAPP NAT – PÉT- NAT Rosé 2021

Pét – Nat (Péttilant Naturel) is a wine made by the ancient rural (ancestrale) method – the gently sparkling natural sparkling wine is bottled just before the must has finished fermentation without the addition of SO2. These wines can thus be a welcome sparkling alternative for sensitive individuals.

Wine of this type ranks alongside e.g. an authentic orange wines or the Georgian kvevri. The slightly cloudy wine will win you over with its typical aroma of grapes, freshness and fruity taste.

During their production – esp. bottling, it is important to pick up the correct residual sugar level in order to limit the pressure created inside the bottle and prevent the bottles from accidentally popping already in the cellar. Each opening of such a bottle is then a small adventure. Wine in a bottle is alive and constantly evolving and changing. But that’s what natural wines are all about.

Open with increased caution, a previous stay in the freezer for 2 hours is recommended.

Wine

  • Quality classification: Vin de Pays
  • Wine color: white
  • Volume: 0.75 l
  • Type of lager container: stainless steel container
  • Alcohol content: 12,5 % vol.
  • Spontaneous fermentation, unsulphurised, not filtered.
  • Allergens: contains only natural carbon dioxide

Serve

5–7 °C

Store

9–15 °C

Price

350 CZK

SOLARIS dry 2021

Linden flower color. A floral notes can be felt in the aroma (acacia flower, violet, linden flower). On the palate, white bread baked toast, slightly vanilla, overripe grapefruit, medium-long mineral aftertaste.

SOLARIS

SOLARIS dry 2021

Linden flower color. A floral notes can be felt in the aroma (acacia flower, violet, linden flower). On the palate, white bread baked toast, slightly vanilla, overripe grapefruit, medium-long mineral aftertaste.

Grapes

  • Altitude: 312 m above sea level
  • Exposure: northwest
  • Municipality: Rájec
  • Age of the vineyard: 2017
  • Soil type: sandy loam, clays to loams
  • Sugar content at harvest: 22.5 ° ČNM

Wine

  • Quality classification: Czech regional wine
  • Wine color: white
  • Volume: 0.75 l
  • Type of container: French oak barrel
  • Bottled: 11/06/2022
  • Residual sugar: 0.1 g/l
  • Acids: 6.0 g/l
  • Alcohol content: 12.9% vol.
  • Allergens: sulfur dioxide

Serve

10–12 °C

Store

12–14 °C

Price

250 CZK

SOLARIS semi–sweet 2021

Yellow watermelon color. In the aroma, you can smell the linden flower and white sandalwood. In the taste,the peach, a roasted small berry fruit tea, medium long mineral aftertaste. The wine is fresh with a pleasant acidity.

SOLARIS polosladke 2021

SOLARIS semi–sweet 2021

Yellow watermelon color. In the aroma, you can smell the linden flower and white sandalwood. In the taste,the peach, a roasted small berry fruit tea, medium long mineral aftertaste. The wine is fresh with a pleasant acidity.

Grapes

  • Altitude: 312 m above sea level
  • Exposure: northwest
  • Municipality: Rájec
  • Age of the vineyard: 2017
  • Soil type: sandy loam, clays to loams
  • Sugar content at harvest: 22.5 ° ČNM

Wine

  • Quality classification: Czech regional wine
  • Wine color: white
  • Volume: 0.75 l
  • Container type: stainless steel container
  • Bottled: 28/05/2022
  • Residual sugar: 44.5 g/l
  • Acids: 7.5 g/l
  • Alcohol content: 10.5% vol.
  • Allergens: sulfur dioxide

Serve

10–12 °C

Store

12–14 °C

Price

200 CZK

Rinot 2021

Rinot will be available as a sparkling wine in 2023, made using the traditional champenoise method.

Wine bottle

Rinot 2021

Rinot will be available as a sparkling wine in 2023, made using the traditional champenoise method.

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.

The vine is treated defoliated and harvested exclusively by hand not to disturb the bushes and degrade the grapes. A specific issue is the harvest itself as it is strictly controlled and reduced so the amount of grapes harvested per bush is around 2.5 kg on average.

In our vineyard we follow the concept of biodiversity where other plants are sown between the vine rows supporting the natural balance.

How I became a winemaker

My story

As I was bowled over by wine I decided not just devote my life into studies (I studied Viticulture and Enology at the Faculty of Horticulture 2011-2016 but I longed to plant my own vineyard in an atypical wine-growing area, grow my own grapes and make my own wine on the land given to me by my father František Koďousek (who was born in Rájec where he farmed himself). This unique place is at the sight of my home village.

I am a member of the Association of Tasters of the Czech Republic and in my free time I go to evaluate national and international wine competitions.

An integral part of my life, is my the French bulldog Japp. Due that we are side by side depicted on the label. The final rendition of my imagination was given by graphic designers from ETIFLEX Co., who gave it the right shape.

Contact me

Contact information

Billing address

Lucie Šimonová

Labská louka 655/5

Hradec Králové

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Dispensing of ordered wines

At the billing address, or:

Rájec 18

517 41 Kostelec nad Orlicí

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