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Varieties: Alibernet (a cross between Alicante Henri Bouschet and Cabernet Sauvignon) and Dunaj (cross of Blauer Potugieser and Sankt Laurent)
Vinification Method: Grapes are hand harvested and destemmed. The juice is cofermented in open casks for about 15 days, punched down by hand. The wine is aged in 220-liter barrels for about 3 months. The wine is bottled unfined and unfiltered under crown cap, with zero addition of sulfur.
Zsolt Sütó cultivates 12 hectares of vines in the village of Strekov, in Slovakia. The vineyards are located on the terraces of Pohronska pahorkatina, featuring ponds and marshland that creates a unique microclimate. The top layer of soil consists of clay-loam, which lays above the marine sediments, sandstone and limestone veins. Deeper soil layers consist of yellow and blue-gray clay. Zsolt’s fermentations take place in open topped barrels with no sulfur and no intervention, he also uses a lot of skin maceration, aging under voile to create naturally strong and stable wines. As of the 2017 vintage. Zsolt was very happy to vinify and bottle all of his wines with zero additions of sulfur.
Their company name contains the date of the first written notation of the village of Strekov. This is a symbolic expression of our loyalty to tradition, nature and values in grape growing and Strekov’s wine making. They cultivate 12 hectares of their vineyards in an ecologically responsible manner. 5 ha of the vineyards are planted on wooden poles. Indigenous grape varietals, e.g. Rizling vlašský, Veltlínske zelené, Modrý Portugal, Frankovka modrá and Svätovavrinecké are preferred in our vineyards. All the work in their vineyards is done by hand. In the cellar, the wines ferment spontaneously in barrels and open vats without any intervention . Returning back to the ancient methods of wine production, they macerate the wine on the skins (i.e. Orange wine), under the “voile”, and bottle the wine with sediment without the use of sulphur. Long maturation of the sediment without the use of sulphur guarantees a strong terroir character of our wines. HEION, PORTA and NIGORI wines subtly express their archaic, refreshing touch in today’s "noisy" of modern world.
Their vineyards are located on the terraces of Pohronska pahorkatina. Ponds and marshland in the vicinity create a unique microclimate. The top layer of soil consists of clay-loam which lays above the marine sediments, sandstone and limestone veins. Deeper soil layers consist of yellow and blue-gray clay.
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