Owner: Zsolt Sütő.
Background: The company name contains the date of the first written notation of the village of Strekov.
Vineyards: Zsolt Sütő started to cultivate vines in 2002 on just 12 hectares (29.6 acres) of land. He grows indigenous varieties from the Carpathian Basin such as Rizling vlašský (Welschriesling), Veltlínske zelené, (Grüner Veltliner), Modrý Portugal (Blauer Portugieser), Frankovka modrá (Blaufränkisch) and Svätovavrinecké (Saint Laurent). Zsolt favours bush vine training which encourages deeper roots, making the vines less sensitive to drought. 5 ha of the vineyards are planted on wooden poles.
Terroir: The vineyards are located on terraces, The soil is marl or ‘ponka’ (Pohronska pahorkatina locally). 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
Viticulture: In 2009 Zsolt made a transition towards ecologically responsible farming.
Organic certification: Not as far as I am aware (Aug 2020).
Winemaking: Wines ferment spontaneously in barrels and open vat fermenters. Zsolt uses both traditional and experimental methods such as skin maceration, long lees contact or ageing under flor.
Rizling-Veltlin Blend of Riesling and Gruner Veltliner.
Veltlin Ouillé: Gruner Veltliner aged in barrels which are topped up (ouillé).
Frankovka: The local name for Blaufrankisch.
Hlavná ul. č. 1075
941 37 Strekov