Milan Nestarec - OKR - 1 liter - 2022 - 12,5% - regio Moravia

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OKR - 2022 - Ochre Ochre, Burning Bright / In the Forests of the Night

Although much less infatuated with „amber“ wines than I once was, I still enjoy a well-made macerated white from time to time. Adding a skin-contact sibling to our liter-bottle range was a no-brainer, the only thing I was meticulous about was keeping it just as drinkable and easy-going as Běl, Nach and Růž. No hardcore tannins or long macerations, but rather a fine skin contact wine with great energy, distinguished aromatics, and only a hint of the “orangey” character. There’s an important part of Gruner Veltliner, a grape I focus on more and more as I find it both super interesting and greatly adapted to Bilovice conditions.

Grape varieties Gruner Veltliner, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Gewurztraminer, Pálava
Region Moravia
Subregion Velkopavlovická
Village Velké Bílovice & Moravský Žižkov
Vineyard Blend of different plots
Aspect South-west and south
Average altitude 210–225 m ASL
Slope 7–14%
Soil Loess and sand
Farming Organic (certified by ABCERT)
Age of vines 4–21 years old
Vineyard size 2 ha
Training system Guyot
Density of plantation 2.2 x 1.0 m and 2.0 x 0.9 m
Yield 65 hl/ha
Harvest By hand, October 7–11, 2022
Vinification Sorted by hand, destemmed, uncrushed,
4–5 days of skin maceration with regular gentle remontages
Pressing Gentle push by the pneumatic press and free-run juice
Fermentation Spontaneous, in open-top vats
Ageing Stainless steel + Wood
Fining No
Filtration No
Sulfur addition 7 ppm before bottling
Bottling April 2023
Lot number Okr22
Alcohol by volume 12.5 %
Acids 5.7 g/l
Residual sugar 1.5 g/l
Bottle 1.0 l Vetropack Bordeaux 447
Closure Crown cap
Serving temperature 12 –14 °C

2022 was a very dry and hot year, with only 421 mm of rainfall (= about 100 mm less than average) and 32+
days with temperatures exceeding 30 °C between June and August. While the younger vineyards visibly suffered, the older vineyards coped very well, and we did our best to adapt the vineyard management, in order to keep as much shade and water as possible. The temperatures dropped radically at the end of August and the ripening became very slow, thanks also to the nearly–constant September rain. Fortunately, warmer weather returned in October and saved the vintage’s reputation, especially for late varieties such as my beloved Gruner Veltliner and Blaufrankisch. Fermentations in general were slower than usual (not just in our region but more or less in the whole of Central Europe, afaik), but in the end, the wines are tasty, aromatic and accessible, with lower acidity and lower ABV, ready to be
drunk quickly.

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