Preisinger Buhl 2016

Type: Red
Country: Austria
Region: Burgenland
Grape Variety: 100% Blaufrankisch
Viticulture: Natural Wine | Biodynamic | Certified Organic

Climate: Hot, continental Pannonian climate
Terroir: Located on the steepest hill in the area, the vines are blessed by warm days and chilled nights
Winemaking: Malolactic fermentation for 10 days – 70% semi-maceration carbonique and 30% maceration carbonique in open barrels. 10 months ageing in oak barrels. Unfiltered, without the addition of So2

Color: Purple
Nose: Spicy and spicy and a bit wild in the nose with notes of blackberries and a little oak
Palate: A swim up of savouriness, wild berries, and candied orange zest. Juicy, ripe cherry, fine, silky tannins, salty minerality, a little cardamom and black pepper

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.