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Region
Južnoslovenská
Grape
Rizling vlašský (Welschriesling)
Farming
Organic
Notes
Unfined/Unfiltered/Zero SO2 added
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Through wine, Zsolt Sütó hopes to achieve self-awareness. A return to what he considers long forgotten values- understanding nature and oneself, the ability to accept something different, and that cheapness, comfort, and conformity are not and should not be guiding principles. Sütó strives to return to the ancient roots of winemaking; to create wines that require an open mind to enjoy. In his own words, wine “to which nothing has been added, and nothing has been taken away.” If you have preconceived notions of what a glass of wine should be, his wine will challenge them.

Strekov 1075, founded in 2002, focuses on terroir wines, expressive of the Strekov village, located in south-west Slovakia. All of the vineyard work is done by hand, and indigenous grapes of Central Europe are preferred. The wines are fermented spontaneously without any intervention, with no sulfur added, and are macerated on skins. Sütó has gone as far removing wire rods and poles from 5 ha of his 12 ha vineyard, training grapes to grow closer to the soil, believing they will express terroir more clearly with the proximity to the earth.
These wines have a lot of depth and complexity- they’re bold and unique.

Vineyard: Vád, certified organic and farmed by Zsolti himself. Head-trained, planted in 2011. Clay-loam topsoil with a high level of calcium on marine sediments. 

Cellar: Grapes are hand-harvested, often with a small amount of botrytis on the grapes, and destemmed. The juice is spontaneously fermented and aged in 300L neutral oak barrels, for about 8-9 months. Bottled by gravity unfined and unfiltered, with zero addition of sulfur.

Personality: funky and flamboyant. Don’t hesitate to shake well before use in a decanter, to aerate the wine both texture- and flavor-wise.

-Jenny & Francois

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