Milan Nestarec Forks and Knives Red 2020
Origin: Moravia, Czech Republic
Grapes: Blaufrankisch, Saint Laurent, Pinot Noir. Moravský Žižkov, clay.
Forks 4.0! After all the stylistic and methodical experiments, I decided to focus on the essentials while dotting my F & K with a bigger mission than before: since 2020, they embody my vision of traditional, balanced and layered wine from my village. Don’t get me wrong, I still love all the past vintages of Forks, they all hold an important place in the evolution of this wine. But the Forks I want to make now should be more of a “village” wine in the best sense of the word, reflecting the generous clays of Moravský Žižkov in the case of this red. (The white one showcases our precious Bilovice loess.)
The story behind the F&K line The role that wine used to play in my country always pissed me off: not an essential part of almost any meal like elsewhere, but rather a binge drink afterwards / a treat for special occasions. For me & my family, wine is like food, something that should be on your table every day. Our bread and butter (literally).
This is the kind of wine I wanna make: affordable, everyday, friendly stuff. Not something for the upper class, not something you need to swirl your glass and head around, talking about viscosity or minerality for ages (no offence, but jeez do I hate this word). My wine is for drinking, not for flashing posh terms. And the Forks & Knives range is a perfect embodiment of this.