Ota Ševčík, Moravia, Czech Republic
OTA Ševčík is based in Bořetice in South Moravia in the Hanácké Slovácko region. His ancestors owned vineyards and made wines, so did his father. Ota carries over the knowledge and tradition of his ancestors and brings in winemaking methods to create wines characteristic for Hanácké Slovácko. He works with 11,000 bushes on a total area of 2 hectares under organic cultivation. The soil here is very rich in magnesium content, which Ota feels gives much more concentration and added complexity to the finished wine.
He humbly accepts the gifts of nature, respects the terroir and works with his hands and his heart, as romantic as this sounds this is truly his strength. He looks for precision, purity and harmony in his wines and his goal is to achieve high quality wines with a personality.
His relationship with vineyards and winemaking dates back to his childhood, when he helped his parents. And his first wine was made in 1992, cuvee Večerka, Veltlinské červené (Roter Veltliner).
Ota Ševcik has also been the founding member of Authentiste group, which includes winegrowers who follow a conscientious way of farming and keeping away from manipulating wines in the cellar with unnecessary additives, he is a strong believer of being really hands on in the vineyards and this is really clear when you meet him.
These wines have superb ability to age if you were looking for something to cellar.
Ctvrte: owns 1.76 ha. Age of vines: 5 to 11 years
South facing vineyards with a good slope aspect. Captures good sunlight and winds and lies between Bořetice and Vrbice in an altitude of 200-275 m. This site offers interaction of different types of soils from dark topsoil rich in nutrients through loess soils down to bedrock in combination with very warm and dry local climate.
Known to be one of the top sites for Pinot Noir, Ota’s Pinot Noirs grown here possess superb potential for ageing. Full expressions and bursting with high minerality. Suits Sauvignon Blanc, Ryzlink (Riesling) and Neuburger perfectly too.
Kravi Hora: owns 0.22 ha. Age of vines: 17 to 76 years
This vineyard lies on the East facing slope with an orientation towards Bořetice. Historically, it used to be a grazing area for cows and the only access was over the lake. The lake lay between Brumovice and Velka Pavlovice and was 0.5 to 1 km wide. What’s left out of it, is only agricultural land. It has an altitude of 190-220 m in a warm, dry mesoclimate. The soil is mainly cambisol with some sand. Best for Hibernal, Veltlinske Zelené (Grüner Veltliner), Ryzlink Vlašský (Welschriesling), Frankovka (Blaufränkisch) and Cabernet Sauvignon.
Wines in stock
Frankovka Blanc de Noir 2018
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