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Region
Moravia
Grape
Neuburger, Sauvignon, Traminer, Pálava, and Riesling
Soil
Loess
Farming
Organic
Notes
Unfined/Unfiltered

Forks and Knives

Milan Nestarec

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We believe in the magic of our land. We believe in the magic of the sun which shines here. We believe in the winds which blow throught our region. Our vineyards are part of beautiful South Moravia which offers ideal conditions for winemaking. “

We believe in our soil, which has been washed by rain and heated by the sun for thousands of years. The result is a soil rich in minerals contribute to the uniqueness of our wine. The work with soil and nature leads to a deep understanding of life. It is not just about materialism, there is a spiritual dimension.

We are persuaded that natural methods of wine-growing and fermentation of grapes leads to the best results. Winemaking is a craft which requires deep moral commitment. There is no place for falseness and every defect has consequences which we need to deal with afterwards. This work gives us the understanding of what nature is, and if we cannot listen and respect it we end up working against ourselves.

Our duty is to creativity, however, our privilege is to get up every morning and have the opportunity to work with the vines and the soil. This is how we make our living, our everyday bread. Therefore we try to treat our soil considerately.

Our family lives in Moravský Žižkov and I am just the second generation that makes wine. My father, Milan Nestarec Sr., started to write the history of our farm in 2001, when the first vineyards were planted. It wouldn’t have been possible without his wife, Bozena. Recently, my sister, Lenka, the youngest member of our family started to work with us too.

Our vineyards have 8 hectares and grow 40 thousand plants. We work only by hand to increase the quality. We want to farm without burdening nature, therefore we are mindful of this natural cycle. The protection of vineyards is carried out on biological principles, no herbicides are used. We do not do it for a sticker, but for our conviction.

Our wines are the expression of grapes grown in the Hanacke Slovacko region and contain a large amount of enthusiasm, resolve, and intuition. Our wine mirrors this region and our point of view, willful but not arrogant.

The wines from our cellar reflect good but also bad personal characteristics of people them helped to made them. They do not wait for compliments or uncritical praise. At the beginning they are closed in but when they feel good they express all their loyalty.

-From the producer

Vinification Method: Grapes are hand harvested and destemmed. The wine is fermented in 2500-liter stainless steel tanks for about 10 days with indigenous yeasts. The skins remain in contact with the juice for about 3 days, for a light and soft extraction and occasional pigeage. Half of the wine stays in tank and the other half goes into used 225-liter oak barrels for elevage for about 13 months. The wine is bottled unfiltered, unfined, and with zero sulfur added.

-Jenny and Francois

Autentista_Milan-Nestarec

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