The Wine: Youngster Red 2020
Milan Nestarec Youngster Red is a red natural wine made from a blend of Zweigelt, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Dornfelder. The grapes are hand-harvested and destemmed. The juice ferments in 2000-liter stainless steel tanks. The wine ferments for about 2 months, with occasional pigeage and indigenous yeast fermentation. Elevage takes place in the same tanks for about 2 months. The wine is bottled unfiltered, unfined, and with zero sulfur added.
The Producer: Milan Nestarec
Our family lives in Moravský Žižkov and I am just the second generation that makes wine. My father, Milan Nestarec Sr., started to write the history of our farm in 2001 when the first vineyards were planted. It wouldn't have been possible without his wife, Bozena. Recently, my sister, Lenka, the youngest member of our family started to work with us too.
Our vineyards have 8 hectares and grow 40 thousand plants. We work only by hand to increase quality. We want to farm without burdening nature, therefore we are mindful of this natural cycle. The protection of vineyards is carried out on biological principles, no herbicides are used. We do not do it for a sticker, but for our conviction. We farm on vineyard called Slovenské in Moravský Žižkov; we highly value Zadní hora in Velké Bílovice, and the vineyard Vinohrádky makes us happy.
We consider our vineyards the body of our farm, but the heart is a cellar. You will find it in Velké Bílovice. It is here we make the three lines of our wine. Our wines are the expression of grapes grown in the Hanacke Slovacko region and contain a large amount of enthusiasm, resolve, and intuition. Our wine mirrors this region and our point of view, willful but not arrogant.
The wines from our cellar reflect good but also bad personal characteristics of people them helped to make them. They do not wait for compliments or uncritical praise. In the beginning, they are closed in but when they feel good they express all their loyalty. (source: Milan Nestarec's website)
The Region: Moravský Žižkov • Czech Republic