Strekov 1075 - Don Zsolt
In the past when Zsolt tried to make Riesling, it always ended up with residual sugar. So starting in 2013, he decided to bottle the wine as a petnat. He figures probably something similar happened to Dom perignon, thus the name Don Zsolt.
Total Production: 1500 bottles
Age of Vines: 10 years
Soil: Clay Loam
Yields: 50 hl/ha
Vinification Method: The grapes are hand harvested then destemmed. The wine ferments for about 40 days without temperature control. The wine is fermented in stainless steel tank and just before it is finished fermentation it is moved into bottle under crown cap to finish as a pet nat. The wine is undisorged with zero additions.
About the Winemaker:
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.