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BÍLOVICE, MORAVIA, CZECH REPUBLIC
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Non-vintage 100% Riesling from his Babušák plot, with delicate fizz coming from secondary fermentation in the bottle. In 2018, Milan and co made the still wine, aged for about a year in local acacia barrel. The year after, they took the freshly fermenting must from the same plot and used it instead of liqueur de tirage. Bottled in October 2019, laying on its fine lees since. Undisgorged!!!
Milan is a young grower based in Moravia, a region in the Czech Republic that lies just 15km from the northern Austrian border. Milan’s father planted the 8 hectares of vines in 2001 across two wine growing municipalities: Moravský Žižkov and Velké Bílovice. This region has a lot in common with Austria, from the loess soils to the grape varieties that flourish here. Milan works with a host of varieties including Riesling, Neuburger, Welschriesling, Pinot Noir and the lesser known Hibernal. The yield is kept low in the vineyards and the focus is always on quality and expressing the full potential of each variety.
Milan is a member of the ‘Autentisté’ group - a community of winemakers making authentic wines that strive to express the true character of the land. No herbicides are used in his vineyards and the vines are worked strictly organically. Milan also vinifies everything with indigenous yeasts and bottles without fining or filtration.