Šroner-Sütó

Strekov 1075’s Tasty Offsprings

 

Quick facts:

Location: the villages of Lúčnica nad Žitavou and Strekov / Kürt, Slovakia

Owner & winemaker: Peter Šroner, Zsolt Sütó

Vineyard area: 5.76ha (= 14.23 acres), owned by Peter Šroner

Vineyard management: organic (certified) and biodynamic

Soil: Clay-loam, loess

Main varieties: Welschriesling (Rizling vlašský), Chardonnay, Merlot

Winemaking: Open vats and oak barrels of various sizes, bottle-fermented sparkling wines. No fining or filtration, no sulfur added

Annual production (approx.): 18,000 bottles

 

A joint-venture of Zsolt Sütö of Strekov 1075, an iconic and seminal figure of natural wine in both his native Slovakia and Central Europe as a whole, and his friend Peter Šroner. In 2018, Peter realized his dream and planted 5.76 hectares of vineyards some 30km north of Strekov, and has been farming them organically and biodynamically. The Šroner & Sütő project emerged spontaneously in 2020 when Peter’s very first harvest came in. As he does not yet have his own production facilities, Zsolti helped out and took the grapes into his Strekov cellar – and a brand new tasty collab was born!

The wines are all made with classical Strekov 1075 treatment, ie. barely any at all .) Hand-picked, gently destemmed and then turned into either rounded whites (RiChard), flamboyant skin-contact wines like Šupkáč, or juicy, zesty pet-nats (coming soon!), using only spontaneous native fermentation, time and Zsolti’s extensive experience and passion. No fining, no filter, no sulfur added, these are true natural beauties, with pronounced aromatics and lip-smacking freshness coming from their northern, relatively cool-climate region and young age. This project really encapsulates the vibration of their friendship and you can definitely taste all the enthusiasm and joy in the wines.

 

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 Wines

 


Šupkáč — Back to the top

The name “Šupkáč” [shoop-kahtch] is a Slovak slang generally used for white wines fermented on the skin.

Grape: Rizling vlašský (Welschriesling)

Vineyard: 2ha of young vines (planted in 2018, single guyot) on clay-loam on loess subsoil. Situated in the village of Vajka nad Žitavou, Nitra district, some 30km north of Strekov. The vines are farmed according to organic and biodynamic principles (to be certified) with a lot of handwork by Zsolti’s friend Peter Šroner.

Making of: the grapes were handpicked in September. Skin-macerated and fermented for 2 weeks in open casks with gentle stirring by hand, no added selected yeasts or other additives, no temperature control. The free-run juice spent 7 months in old 300- and 500-liter oak barrels. Bottled by gravity without fining, filtration, or SO2 added the following May.

Personality: beautiful vivid orange hue giving away a flamboyant, herbal and exotic skin-contact wine!


RiChard — Back to the top

Grape: Chardonnay (hence the name)

Vineyard: 2.5 ha of young vines (planted in 2018, single guyot) on clay-loam on loess subsoil. Situated in the village of Vajka nad Žitavou, Nitra district, some 30km north of Strekov. The vines are farmed according to organic and biodynamic principles (to be certified) with a lot of handwork by Zsolti’s friend Peter Šroner.

Making of: the grapes were handpicked in September, destemmed, pressed and fermented in old 300 l and 220 l oak barrels and new 500 l oak barrels, with gentle stirring by hand, no added selected yeasts or other additives, no temperature control. Elevage for 7 months in the same barrels. Bottled by gravity without fining, filtration, or SO2 addition the following May.

Personality: a richer, generous style of Chardonnay with a nice acidity that makes it quite pleasant to drink – enjoy with some creamy fish/poultry dishes or even mildly-spicy Asian fare.

 


RiChard Pet-Nat — Back to the top

 

Grape: Chardonnay

Vineyard: 2.5 ha of young vines (planted in 2018, single guyot) on clay-loam on loess subsoil. Situated in the village of Vajka nad Žitavou, Nitra district, some 30km north of Strekov. The vines are farmed according to organic and biodynamic principles (to be certified) with a lot of handwork by Zsolti’s friend Peter Šroner.

Making of: the grapes were handpicked in September, destemmed, pressed and fermented in stainless steel tanks. No added selected yeasts or other additives, no temperature control. Bottled after a week when the fermentation was still going to finish in bottles as pet-nat. After 6 months, the bottles were “dirty disgorged” by hand, no SO2 added.

Personality: highly addictive! When Zsolti made us first taste it in May 2022, the wine somehow disappeared in less than 10 minutes, due to its zippy acidity, super pleasant flavors of citrus and exotic fruit and fresh saline finish supported by gentle creamy fizz. Always get more than one bottle of this one if possible, you can take our word for it.


Rosé Pet-Nat — Back to the top


Grape: Merlot

Vineyard: 0.6 ha of young vines (planted in 2018, single guyot) on clay-loam on loess subsoil. Situated in the village of Vajka nad Žitavou, Nitra district, some 30km north of Strekov. The vines are farmed according to organic and biodynamic principles (to be certified) with a lot of handwork by Zsolti’s friend Peter Šroner.

Making of: the grapes were handpicked in September, destemmed, pressed and fermented in stainless steel tanks. No added selected yeasts or other additives, no temperature control. Bottled after 2 weeks when the fermentation was still going to finish in bottles as pet-nat. After 6 months, the bottles were “dirty disgorged” by hand, no SO2 added.

Personality: similarly enticing as its white fellow above, with extra juiciness of all the red fruits you can think of. Adult lemonade for sure.