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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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.

Rinot 2019

Rinot is early ripening cultivar that is gaining popularity in biological viticulture in northern countries. The cross combination of the hybrid family Rinot x BV-7-6-2 was performed in 2003 in Czech Republic. It retains high acidity levels even with higher sugar accumulation and produces wines closer to Pinot blanc in style.

The bouquet turns into a full fruity taste with vanilla and spiciness in the aftertaste. The color is yellow-green to golden yellow.

Rinot 2019

Rinot is early ripening cultivar that is gaining popularity in biological viticulture in northern countries. The cross combination of the hybrid family Rinot x BV-7-6-2 was performed in 2003 in Czech Republic. It retains high acidity levels even with higher sugar accumulation and produces wines closer to Pinot blanc in style.

The bouquet turns into a full fruity taste with vanilla and spiciness in the aftertaste. The color is yellow-green to golden yellow.

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: 23,5 ° CNM

Wine

  • Quality classification: Vin de Pays
  • Wine color: white
  • Volume: 0.75 l
  • Type of lager container: stainless steel container, oak + acacia barrel
  • Bottled: May 25, 2020
  • Residual sugar: 1.1 g / l
  • Acids: 6.4 g / l
  • Alcohol content: 14.02% vol.
  • Allergens: sulfur dioxide

Serve

10–12 °C

Store

12–14 °C

Price

Sold out

Solaris 2019

Solaris is a very early ripening hybrid white wine variety developed in 1975 in Germany. Solaris was named in reference to the sun symbolising its vigour and precocity. As powerful as it is warm it provides good fruit aromas to a blend: pineapple, banana, lychee, mango and hazelnut.

Fresh fruity wine with a pleasant aroma of citrus, apricots, spicy acidity on the palate and golden yellow color.

Solaris 2019

Solaris is a very early ripening hybrid white wine variety developed in 1975 in Germany. Solaris was named in reference to the sun symbolising its vigour and precocity. As powerful as it is warm it provides good fruit aromas to a blend: pineapple, banana, lychee, mango and hazelnut.

Fresh fruity wine with a pleasant aroma of citrus, apricots, spicy acidity on the palate and golden yellow color.

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: 22.5 ° CNM

Wine

  • Quality classification: Vin de Pays
  • Wine color: white
  • Volume: 0.75 l
  • Type of lager container: stainless steel container
  • Bottled: May 25, 2020
  • Residual sugar: 35.5 g / l
  • Acids: 7.0 g / l
  • Alcohol content: 11.5% vol.
  • Allergens: sulfur dioxide

Serve

10–12 °C

Store

12–14 °C

Price

Sold out

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 1.5 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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