Grape: Blauer Portugieser
Viticulture: Organic Farming / Natural Wine
Vinification: Spontaneous fermentation in open wooden vats for 2 weeks. Then the wine was transferred to Zemplen Oak barrels to age on it's fine lees for 4-6 months. Unfined, unfiltered with no sulphur added.
This is wine of serious quality! Pure amazing winemaking using a very unpopular variety and turning it into a showstopper. Bursting with red fruits with an underlying forest floor note. Super long finish. A favourite of ours!
Zsolt Sütő started to work on 12 hectares of land near the village of Strekov in Slovakia in 2002. 7 years later he converted his plots to sustainable farming. The region has a microclimate that allows a long ripening season as the temperature is moderated by the Danube river. Clay-loam soils. The vines are trained into bush vines which mean yields are kept very low with extremely good quality.