Forks and knives. Wine for every day. White cuvée (Neuburg, Sauvignon, Tramin, Palava, Riesling).
Pairs well with: lentil salad
What does Milan Nestarec himself say about wine?
I've had this idea in my head for a really long time. I was really annoyed in 2012 with the fact that in the Czech Republic one eats first and then drinks wine, i.e. not together as it is common elsewhere. And most importantly - for my family wine is a food, a daily part of our diet. Not something extra that you open on Sunday after lunch and have a pint, as if we are celebrating. Not something that is unapproachable in character or unaffordable in price. And that's the kind of wine I want to make. For drinking, for dining, for everyone, every day. That's why Forks and Knives. With a label by Justine Saint-Lo, a French illustrator, sister of the great Loire winemaker Francois Saint-Lo and friend of my French distributor Fleur, whom I met, at the Cologne Wine Festival. It just kind of all came together, just the way I like it, back in 2014 when I did the first edition of "Forks".
Originally built as a one-off, now we're blending. Aged in large neutral barrels, 600 and 3000 litres. All under crown to preserve the vibrancy, and now back in clear bottles, because look at the colors. No added sulphur, unfined, unfiltered. Just normal.
Variety: Neuburg, Sauvignon, Tramin, Palava, Riesling from the Slovak and Babusak vineyards.
Some on the skins, some straight, each giving it their best shot and the result is an extremely drinkable white with just a hint of maceration, that "drooling lemon candy" acidity and a bit of apricot that won't let go.