Milan Nestarec - Nach 2021 Czech Republic 1L (11% ABV)
The first vines that the Nestarec family started to work with grew on a tiny plot that was returned to them as restitution in the early 1990s. The winery went professional in 2001. Milan’s father Milan Nestarec Sr. entrusted him with all the winemaking when Milan was barely 16 years old. The vineyards and cellar switched to organic and low intervention in late 2008, inspired by Milan’s multiple encounters with natural winemakers at home and abroad. The current focus of the winery is to go to great lengths to care for old vineyards and keep the energy in the bottle. Milan is a real lover of Jura, fire-roasted sausages, and exchanges of ideas.
“Nach” is old Czech for “purple” and that's exactly what you get with this fruit-driven, smashable Blaufränkisch/Modrý Portugal (Blauer Portugieser)/Pinot Noir blend. Nestarec is one of the most talented Central European winemakers of his generation, whose wines are bursting with energy and respect to terroir even in the everyday incarnations like this one. Zero added sulfur.
Impeccably made Pinot Noir-blend in a Liter! All your wishes have come true! Light, fresh, juicy, tart cherries, raspberries, forest floor, black pepper, thyme, hint of smoke and a rustic green/stemmy bite.
region: Moravia, Czech Republic (south-east Czech hills)
varietal: Pinot Noir, Blaufrankisch, Modrý Portugal (Blauer Portugieser)
farming & cellar:
Soil: Loess, clay, sand – blend of different vineyards in Bílovice and Moravský Žižkov, aged from 5 to 40 years. Estate-owned,
awaiting organic certification (practiced since 2008), regenerative agriculture, manual harvest, de-stemmed, wild yeast fermentation without temperature control, gentle maceration for a few weeks in steel, rests in the same vessels for about 8 months until the following spring. Bottled unfined, unfiltered, unsulfured.
pairing: sausages naturally