Milan Nestarec - Forks & Knives Red - 2018
Plastic isn't vegan, it's made of dead dinosaurs
The 2018 F&K Red is a blend of Pinot Noir + some Blaufrankisch, Cab Sauv & Cab Franc. Quite carbonic, immensely chuggable. Low viscosity, absent minerality, zero bullshit. Wine to be smashed along with some food - nothing more, nothing less. Serve thoroughly chilled.
The F&K range started with the 2014 vintage - I met Fleur Godard, my French importer, in Cologne, along with Justine Saint Lo, a wonderful illustrator who also happens to be the sister of Francois Saint Lo, a great Loire Valley winemaker. Back in my cellar, when tasting the then nearly-born wine, we had a revelation: it was fate that decided Justine should make the labels, which I’ve kept ever since - I love their power to communicate the easy “everyday wine for any meal & table” vibe that this wine is all about.
Originally varietal wines, now all blends. Aged in big neutral barrels of 600 and 3000 litres. All bottled under crown caps to keep all that energy in, and once again in clear bottles because - jeez - look at those colours! No sulfur added, no fining, no filtration. The normal way.