Preisinger Erde Gras Luft Reben Blaufrankisch 2020

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

Climate: Hot, continental Pannonian climate
Terroir: Vines grow on calcareous subsoil
Winemaking: After hand-picking and ageing in used wood, the wine is given time. Unfined, unfiltered and bottled without sulphur

Color: Dark ruby garnet
Nose: Raspberry and redcurrant aromas
Palate: The fruit is wild and blackberry on the one hand, and herbal and earthy on the other. The tannin grinds fine, a refreshing acidity demands the next sip

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.