A shockingly good sparkling from winemaker Milan Nestarec in Czech Republic. Bursts with aromatic pear and apple, followed by elegant balance and a lingering zing of lemon sherbet. A great example of serious Pet Nat, but still with a fun eye catching label.
The grapes are hand-harvested and destemmed. The juice ferments in 600-liter 7-year-old wooden barrels. The wine ferments for about 2 months with indigenous yeast. Fermentation finishes in bottle over a 2 month period as a petillant naturel.
Milan’s latest releases from 2017 and 2018 are yet another impressive showcase how hard work in the vineyard combined with a great deal of patience (his wines spent at least two winters and one full summer in the cellar for the main cuvées, making all the difference for minimum intervention wines to showcase a great deal of terroir and quality without the use of SO2). Even though to this date Milan works with a variety of Czech and Austrian varieties, his style has become a style of his own giving varieties like Neuburger (in his TRBLMKR) and Grüner Veltliner a completely different direction, yet making them somewhat future classics of Central Europe.
Grapes: Neuburger, Muscat, Müller-Thurgau