Preisinger Ancestral Saint Laurent Pet Nat NV

Type: Sparkling Wine
Country: Austria
Region: Burgenland
Grape Variety: 100% Saint Laurent
Viticulture: Natural Wine | Biodynamic | Certified Organic

Climate: Hot, continental Pannonian climate
Terroir: Grown on the gravelly soils of the Goldberg vineyard
Winemaking: The grapes were directly pressed and started the fermentation process in 500 litre barrels. Carefully disgorged and no sulphur is added

Color: Orange pink
Nose: Intense citrus aromas
Palate: Mousse-like bubbles with beautiful acidity over a long and fruity palate


About the Winery:
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.