2018 Milan Nestarec 'Umami' Moravia, Czech Republic

2018 Milan Nestarec 'Umami' Moravia, Czech Republic


Grapes: 2018 is a field blend of Traminer and Riesling

Vineyard: Slovenské, one of the first vineyards that Milan’s parents planted themselves. (Actually, the grape combination happened by accident as Milan’s tipsy father once mistakenly planted Riesling right next to older Traminer vines. Loess, clay, chernozem.

Making of: The grapes are hand-harvested together and destemmed. Most of them are pressed directly, about 10% get a few days of skin contact. Spontaneous fermentation with indigenous yeast in bigger old barrels from local oak or acacia wood, where it then lays undisturbed for ~2 years on its fine lees. No fining or filtration, no sulfur addition.