Milan Nestarec, a young second-generation winemaker. is a bright star in the world of natural wine. A star which if you follow, will lead you off the beaten path to the gently rolling hills of Morovia, Czech Republic, about 15km from the border of Austria, where Milan and his family tend to 8ha of organically grown vines. All of Nestarec's vineyards are herbicide, pesticide, industrial fertiliser, and systemic treatment free, his wines are fermented with indigenous yeasts, and bottled without fining or filtration. Milan simply describes his winemaking philosophy as "normal," intentionally veering away from the usual buzzy descriptors like natural, low-intervention, and artisinal. This doesn't stop him from sharing his buzzy, and anything but normal, personality through the vibrant, playful, and enigmatic bottlings which have raised him to cult-status around the world.
Milan Nestarec Bum Bum Cha '19
"An unplanned child: the day we pressed our Riesling, one barrel needed to be topped up with about a third of its volume. We didn’t have time to think about it, but had some direct-press Blaufränkisch at hand. Boom, let's put them together, fingers crossed. Tasting it before the end of fermentation, boom, we were stunned: hello little beauty, under the crown cap you go, our first rosé pet-nat you shall become. We’d probably never think of putting these two varieties together. Sometimes the best things aren't born of deliberation but of accidents and necessity." - Milan Nestarec
Milan Nestarec Forks & Knives White '18
Nestarec's Forks & Knives bottlings represent his philosophy that wine should always have a place at the table. The 2018 Forks and Knives white is a blend of Nestarec's most beloved local varietals. Some grapes have seen skin contact, some are direct press. Find citrusy hard-candy, honey, ripe orchard fruit, and a slight fizz.
Milan Nestarec Forks & Knives Red '18
The 2018 F&K Red is a blend of Pinot Noir + some Blaufrankisch, Cab Sauv & Cab Franc. Quite carbonic, immensely chuggable. Low viscosity, loud and clear fruit. Wine to be smashed along with some food - nothing more, nothing less. Serve thoroughly chilled.
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