Milan Nestarec - Forks & Knives Rosé (2018)
Milan bought one of the rare plots of Cab Franc in the whole country and had some carbonic fun with it. The wine initially gave me headache with its super slow fermentation, but the ugly duckling turned out to be a beautiful swan. Some Zweigelt and Regent in there too. Zero of anything added.
As you can probably tell from the colour, it lives somewhere around that sweet spot where soulful rosé becomes light red - but who cares about the category when all you can think of is “fuckyeah! is there more? is there enough??” (tbh.. not really)
About the Winemaker:
Milan Nestarec has quickly become the star winemaker of the Czech republic during the time we’ve been working with him. His wines display so much life, vitality, and originality, that they have become very sought after all over the world in a very short time. We are honored to have been working with his wines since 2014. The wines we are selling now represent the full evolution of his original vision: a full range of wines, from quaffable yet energetic and inexpensive wines like the forks and knives and liter bottlings of Nach and Bel, to the amazingly expressive skin fermented wines, made entirely without additions of sulfur.