Nestarec Transcendent Rosé: How beautiful is that, not only the hand-painted bottle but also the content!
Funky Glouglou Rosé, as only Milan can do: Directly pressed Regent meets skin-fermented Neuburger and Riesling - kinda crazy!
Super fresh red forest fruit, cassis and cranberry, light yeast seasoning (part of the barrels developed a layer of flor yeast), blood orange and some kitchen herbs. Turbo juicy, yeasty-salty, slightly minty-herbal and sooooooo drinkable. Transcendentally good! Lots more of this, please!
How Milan describes his wine:
A leap of faith towards the existence of florescence
My original idea was to sit on it a bit more but then, in early 2020, my importers literally vacuum-cleaned all my Forks & Knives Rosé, before the rosé season even started. And I hate to see a damsel in distress. And always have sth up my sleeve (= down in my cellar). And I tasted this wild child and saw it's ready - Transcendent #1 was born.
Transcendent #2 became a bit more of a deliberate affair, helped by the fact that the wine was really good and again, disappeared in no time. One vintage only (2020), otherwise all as we know it, and even more delicious. Bright intense pink but the wine retains white-wine character exactly as I hoped. A bit of nuttiness, but just oh-so-subtle to make the overall composition even more interesting
The name comes from a typical "distracted winemaker" story: for the "label" of this wine, I experimented with a can of bright pink spray whose label read "Fluorescent". This somehow mutated in my mind overnight so I thought the spray was called “Transcendent”, and liked that a lot as a sign, because what goes more beyond our usual perceived reality than a rosé under flor?! The next day, I was a bit sad to discover that my conceptually perfect puzzle of wine and its name was a fallacy and that the spray is actually called Fluorescent.. but hey, that doesn't make the wine any less transcendental, right?
Each bottle a hand-painted original with label by me, the distracted winemaker helped by my dear wife, my sister and the mighty Transcendental paint.