• 2021 Milan Nestarec Okr 1000ml

2021 Milan Nestarec Okr 1000ml

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Velkopavlovická, Moravia, Czech Republic
Chardonnay, Gruner Veltliner, Sauvignon Blanc, Gewurztraminer
The slowest harvest I remember, with a big surprise at the end. Due to cold spring, the bud break came 2 weeks later than usually, a delay that the vines didn’t catch up. Plenty of rainfall throughout the year, a lot of fungal disease pressure. End of August looked grim – the grapes had 15 g/l of acids, no sugar or signs of rip- ening. But, come mid-September, the weather sudden- ly made a 180-degree turn and the sun shone until the end of October. We usually pick fast, as all the grapes ripen mostly around the same time. In 2021, however, everything ripened gradually, and some days we even nervously sat around without anything to harvest. On the flip side, we had time to bring the bunches to per- fection. Especially the late varieties brought us well-de- served satisfaction–I have never seen more beautiful grapes of Blaufrankisch. Excellent vintage, after all.
Although much less infatuated with “amber” wines than I once was, I still enjoy a well-made macerated white from time to time. Adding a skin-contact sibling to our liter-bottle range was a no-brainer, the only thing I was meticulous about was keeping it just as drinkable and easy-going as Běl, Nach and Růž. No hardcore tannins or long macerations, but rather a fine, normal skin contact wine with great energy, distinguished aromatics, and only a hint of the “orangey” character.
Grape varieties: Chardonnay, Gruner Veltliner, Sauvignon Blanc, Gewurztraminer 
Region: Moravia
Subregion: Velkopavlovická
Village: Velké Bílovice & Moravský Žižkov
Vineyard: Blend of different plots
Aspect: South-west and south
Average altitude: 210–225m ASL
Slope: 7–14 %
Soil: Loess and sand
Farming: Organic (certified by ABCERT)
Age of vines: 3–20 years old
Vineyard size: 2 ha
Training system: Guyot
Density of plantation: 2.2 x 1.0 m and 2.0 x 0.9 m
Yield: 55 hl/ha
Harvest: By hand, October 3–5, 2021
Vinification: Sorted by hand, destemmed, uncrushed  
Pressing: Gentle push by the pneumatic press and free-run juice
Fermentation: Spontaneous on skins, for 5–7 days in open- top vats with regular gentle remontages
Ageing: Stainless steel
Fining: No  
Filtration: No
Sulfur addition: No
Bottling: May 2022
Lot number: Okr21 
Alcohol by volume: 13.0 %
Acids: 5.7g/l
Residual sugar: 0.1 g/l                                                                
Bottle: 1.0 l Vetropack Bordeaux 447
Closure: Crown cap
Serving temperature: 12–14 °C
Label art by Mirka Nestarcová    
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