Drew's Notes: Popping freshness, chillability, but also classically styled. Elegant and yet friendly/smashable! Get it in ya mouth!
*Vineyard: *Several vineyards around Leitha Mountains *Age of vines: *18 - 38 years
*Soil: *Limestone (Kalkstein)
*Farming Practice: *Certified biodynamic
*Vinification: *Stainless steel tanks, unfined and unfiltered *Fermentation: *Spontaneous fermentation
*Elevage: *Aged for eight months in large neutral barrels *Alcohol: *> 12%
*Acidity: *5 g/L
*Residual Sugar: *< 1 g/L
*Bottle Size: *750 ml
*Wine Type: *Still red
A surfer at heart, Claus Preisinger has been making wine on the north shore of Lake Neusiedl in the Burgenland town of Gols since 2002. He converted the vineyards and winery to biodynamic production in 2006, and is Respekt Biodyn certified. Claus vinifies mostly domestic grape varieties such as Blaufränkisch, Zweigelt, Grüner Veltliner and St. Laurent, supplemented by Pinot Noir and Pinot Blanc from both the west and east sides of Lake Neusiedl. Claus does not use any cultivated yeast, and only very slight or no dosing of sulphur dioxide. He ages many of his wines in amphora rather than wooden barrels, which he views as a conscious step back, a reduction to the essential - the grape and the soil. Reduction, minimalism and a free spirit are the guiding themes of Claus Preisinger.
-Volker Wine Imports