Turbovice and Mečířská

Turbovice and Mečířská

(Skuhrov u Mělníka - Turbovická)
Altitude: 182-222 meters (597-728 feet) above sea level
Steepness: 4-10°
Slope aspect: Southwest
Soil and bedrock: not much stony calcic leptosol on calcareous-marl sandstones
Pruning and training system: Rheinhessen training system with cane pruning
Our planted area: 8,41 hectares (20,8 acres)
Planted varieties and their age: Riesling (1989), Muscat (1991), Saint Laurent (1989, 2000, 2001) and Pinot Noir (1995)

Turbovice is named after the Knights of Turba. The name "Mečířská" means "Swordmakers Vineyard". Mečířská was the dowry of Countess Ludmila Czernin in 1753 and soon after her husband Prince August Josef Lobkowicz bought the Estate of Turbovice located nearby. It is still today a picturesque small valley at the south border of Mělník with its tower of the Knights of Turba. Muscat is harvested on upper part of the vineyard for young fresh wines, Saint Laurent and Pinot Noir ripe below and selected parts from these varieties are aged in oak barriques.

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