Milan Nestarec, Bel, Moravia, Czech Republic
Milan Nestarec is a name that has shaken the wine industry to it's knees, those natty wine enthusiasts seek Him out, even having a dividing dating system, there were those wines BN (before Nestarec) and those AN (after).
He is a humble wine maker and claims to be normal - 'Not using herbicides & other industrial treatments? Normal. No fooling around in the cellar? Normal. Not adding sulfur? Normal.', in reality this isn't normal and the wine industry needs to find these game changers and take notice. All Hail Nestarec!
This wine is made simply, take local Moravian grapes that ripen slowly, that are low in alcohol and produce high yeilds. There is no maceration, just a gentle pressing before raging in stainless steel and neutral oak. This is the only wine Nestarec adds sulphur (30ppm total), he isn't dogmatic and knows when it is needed, other than that its all natural, no fining, no filtering and natural yeasts.
The next great thing about this wine is that it's in a litre bottle, the favourite party wines are served in mini magnums.Producer - Milan Nestarec
Country - Czech Republic
Region - Moravia
Variety / Blend - Welschriesling, Muller Thurgau, Gruner Veltliner
Wine Style - White Wine
Farming - Organic