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Aurelius grapes

by | Jan 6, 2018

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Aurelius is known as a white wine grape variety that can be found in Czech Republic. It is a cross that produces aromatic and hazy wines.

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This grape variety also creates Riesling-like wines which reach the abundant flavors just like of Spätlese wines.

Wines with Aurelius grapes


Aurelius is Czech cross between two varieties – Neuburger and Riesling propagated by Josef Veverka in 1953 at the SSV research center in Velke Pavlovice in southern Morava, where Veverka needed to leave in the year 1959 for political purposes.

The seedlings of Aurelius were transferred to the research center in Perna also located in southern Morava wherein the variety was first selected as NE X RR 45/18 BY Veverka and his colleague Frantisek Zatloukal.

In 1983, Aurelius was officially named and was included and registered in the official list of Czech varieties.

Characteristics of Aurelius

Aurelius grapes are productive and have the ability to obtain high levels of sugar. The berries are tender-skinned which are prone to botrytis bunch rot except that if the variety is planted in the driest vineyards where it is fitted to late harvesting.

Wine grape varieties

Characteristics of Aurelius Wines

Based from studies, the Riesling parentage in wines shows fragrance and sometimes spiciness, frequently obtaining high sugar levels when retained on vines.

Flavors of quince and lime flowers remark Aurelius wines but sometimes less crisp and elegant compared to Riesling wines.

The producers Josef Dufek and Chateau Valtice are absolutely exceptional and they were forty-nine hectares almost all in Morava based from 2009 results.

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