Milan Nestarec

Bel 2020

" For that moment when magnum feels a tad too decadent but a regular 750 just won't do" - Milan Nestarec

Milan's Description:
It's a wine made in a very classical way, no maceration, just gentle press and then aging in stainless steel and neutral oak. The idea here is to have wine that you can drink with literally everyone, be they natural wine fans or haters.

To keep it this approachable, Běl is our only wine with added sulfur (about 30 ppm total SO2). I don't use sulfur when I don't have to, but I'm not dogmatic about it– it goes well with Běl, especially if we want it to have this easy character. Otherwise, all is like you're used to with us, natural yeast, no fining or filter.

Tasting Notes:  Fruity with good acidity and pleasant citrusy aroma that you can literally drink with literally everyone be they natural wine fans or haters!

Type: White
Grape Variety: Made from a blend of Gruner Veltliner, Sauvignon, Welschriesling and a lot of Muller
Country: Czech Republic
Year: 2020
Bottle Size: 1L 
Alcohol %: 11%

Winemaking: Grapes are hand-harvested and destemmed. The wine is spontaneously fermented in stainless steel and neutral oak without temperature control. It rests in the same vessels for about 6 months until the following spring. Bottled unfined unfiltered, with cca 15ppm of sulfur at bottling. To keep it this approachable, Běl gets some added sulfur (about 15 ppm). Natural yeast, no fining or filter.

About Milan Nestarec 

If you ask him, Milan Nestarec isn't a winery - it's a worldview that just happen to be represented through wine. And he has certainly made this felt as one of the most visible personalities in the Czech Republic wine scene. Distinct for their life, vitality, and originality, his cuvées are highly sought after all over the world.

In his own words:

“The cuvées that come from our winery reflect the good and bad characteristics of the people who helped make them. They’re not asking for anyone’s compliments or praises. At first they may be closed, but once they’ve had time to relax, they become expressive and loyal friends.”