Milan Nestarec - 2016 Forks and Knives Red
In the rustic landscape of South Moravia, past dirt roads and ancient villages, stands the Nestarec winery. It's run by superstar winemaker Milan, continuing the work of his father who, in 2001, planted 8 ha of vines across Moravský Žižkov and Velké Bíloviceo. No herbicides have ever been used in the organically-farmed vineyard, and zero additives in the winery. Buzzing with idiosyncrasy, Milan’s wines have become super sought after in a very short time. This Pinot comes from young vines grown on loess soils. Softly extracted after 3 days on skins and very little pigeage, then ages half in concrete and half in used oak barrels for about 13 months. Somewhat reminiscent of German Spätburgunders, Forks & Knives red is a wild ride of crunchy red berries and cherries, underpinned by frisky acidity and touch of chalky minerality. Great with a meal; but it’s also a meal in itself.
Varietal Pinot Noir || Region Morava, Czech Republic || ABV 12% || Vol 750ml