"Made of grapes, nothing else." is his motto. Milan Nestarec is one of the new wild young winemakers from Europe and makes fantastic wines that reflect the Moravia region. Usually typically Malvasia pressed with peel contact. For Milan Nestarec, the vineyard is the body and the cellar is the heart of his wine. Milan works biodynamically with respect for nature, but is not certified because he does not believe in certificates.
"The wines from our cellar reflect good but also bad personal characteristics of people they helped to made them. They do not wait for compliments or uncritical praise. At the beginning they are closed in but when they feel good they express all their loyalty. "
Since he can write very nicely, here is a small text about him from him:
We believe in magic powers of our land, the sun that shines upon us and warm breeze that blows and bathes our land. We also believe in our soil and hard work that leads us to a deep understanding of the soil and life within. Our matter is not just material but mainly spiritual.
Our duty is creativity, our privilege is though to wake up in the morning and to be able to work the soil and vine. Our winery is established 15km from Austrian boundaries and it consists of 10ha, which we farm organically, any systemic fungicides and herbicides are completely excluded. Our wine is the pure expression of the grapes typically grown in Moravia region of Czech Republic and they are filled with passion, enthusiasm and intuition as well as they represent the terroir and our point of view.
Wines from our cellar express good and also bad character of the people who created them, they are not easy coming, nor waiting for compliments or untruth praise. At the beginning the wines keep to themselves, but once they feel comfortable they open up and show their loyalty.
Please also let the sayings on the labels melt on your tongue.
"We are persuaded that natural methods of wine-growing and fermentation of grapes leads to the best results. Winemaking is a craft which requires deep moral commitment. There is no place for falseness and every defect has consequences which we need to deal with afterwards. This work gives us the understanding of what nature is, and if we cannot listen and respect it we end up working against ourselves. »
Photos: Milan Nestarec