Zsolt Süto started to cultivate vines in 2002 on just 12 hectares of land. In 2009 he made a transition towards ecologically responsible farming near to the village Strekov in Garam Valley in Slovakia. The Garam Valley’s microclimate ensures a long optimal ripening season as the temperature is moderated by the Danube river. The top layer of soil consists of clay-loam, which lies above the marine sediments, sandstone and limestone veins. Zsolt grows indigenous varieties from the Carpathian Basin such as Rizling (Welschriesling), Veltlín (Grüner Veltliner), Portugal (Blauer Portugieser), Frankovka (Blaufränkisch) and Vavrinec (Saint Laurent). Zsolt cultivates his vines and mainly trains them as bush vines in order to force their roots to go deeper making them less sensitive to drought. In the cellar at Strekov1075, wines ferment spontaneously in barrels and open vat fermenter without any intervention avoiding the use of sulphur as much as possible. Zsolt uses both traditional and experimental methods such as skin maceration, long lees contact or ageing under flor.
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