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Forks & Knives Red, Milan Nestarec 2019
When summarizing Milan’s work we would like to start by quoting our dear friend Marko Kovac, cofounder of Central Europe’s most respected Salon - Karakterre: 'There really should be a division to BMC and AD in the Czech Republic. That’s Before Milan Nestarec & Anno Domini. Not to say that he is the reincarnation of Christ. But he did show the way for many who today make Eastern Europe one of the world’s most exciting & vibrant wine regions. Milan's name is on many of grower’s lips there. (To the point that “like Nestarec” really should become Moravia dictionary’s proper entry).
Yet, what does it really mean to be Nestarec...as Milan himself is changing and now coming to a phase of greater than ever precision & elegance of wines. Plus, the dedication to pure low intervention wines is undisputed here. Now taken to the next level, one where the winegrower himself is growing up & with the best vintages still to come. Milan's latest releases from 2017 and 2018 are yet another impressive showcase how hard work in the vineyard combined with a great deal of patience (his wines spent at least two winters and one full summer in the cellar for the main cuvées, making all the difference for minimum intervention wines to showcase a great deal of terroir and quality without the use of SO2). Even though to this date Milan works with a variety of Czech and Austrian varieties, his style has become a style of his own giving varieties like Neuburger (in his TRBLMKR) and Grüner Veltliner a completely different direction, yet making them somewhat future classics of Central Europe.
F&K Red is a blend of Pinot Noir + some Blaufrankisch, Cab Sauv & Cab Franc. Quite carbonic, immensely chuggable. Low viscosity, absent minerality, zero bullshit. Wine to be smashed along with some food - nothing more, nothing less. Serve thoroughly chilled.
Producer Milan Nestarec
Origin Moravia, Czech Republic
Grapes Pinot Noir, Blaufrankish, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc
Alcohol 10% ABV
Style Light body natural red
Bottle size 750ml
Winemaking Manual harvested, spontaneous fermentation in stainless steel with indigenous yeasts and in neutral old barrels. Unfiltred, Unfined, no So2 added.
Notes Natural, Organic, Biodynamic