Milan Nestarec, "WTF"
Staff Pick
Orange Wine (Skin Contact)

Milan Nestarec, "WTF" - 2017

Item # 37166 750mL
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Grape Variety

Production Methods

Orange Wine (Skin Contact)



Wine made from organically or biodynamically grown grapes with minimal intervention avoiding the use of chemicals, additives and technology.

Tasting Notes

Nestarec's shorthand for What the Flor refers to Grüner Veltliner's tendency to develop flor. This wild orange wine has extended skin contact and shows flavors of quince and watermelon rind. Juicy yet tannic, this extreme wine is not for everyone but can be exciting and versatile at the dinner table. Natural winemaker Milan Nestarec has some of the most exciting natural wines on the market today.

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Staff Pick Notes

WTF, mate!? No, WTF does not stand for Why The Face (sorry Phil Dunphy), this one represents What The Flor, a reference to Gruner Veltliner's tendency to develop flor while aging. Thanks to extended skin contact during fermentation, WTF exhibits more orange wine attributes than the classic yeasty flor notes. It is a deep golden color with tinned pear on the nose becoming ripe quince on the palate. With high acidity, the wine is tart without being mouth puckering and packs some pleasant tannin. It may not be for everyone, but this super natural wine is a great option for orange wine fans looking for zero sulfur and a very hands off approach to winemaking.

- TI

Astor's Glossary of Terms

Grüner Veltliner

Referred to by many Americans as "Gru-Ve," this white variety is nearly synonymous with Austrian wine. It's becoming wildly popular at the moment, especially compared to its obscure origins: it's known as the ultimate food wine for its great minerality and appealing freshness. The wines are consistent and eminently drinkable at the low end, and, on the premium side of things, full-bodied,...

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