Preisinger Erde Gras Luft Weissburgunder 2016

Type: White
Country: Austria
Region: Burgenland
Grape Variety: 100% Pinot Blanc
Viticulture: Natural Wine | Biodynamic | Certified Organic

Climate: Hot, continental Pannonian climate
Terroir: Vines grown on shale and shell limestone
Winemaking: 14 days maceration time. Spontaneously fermented in 600-liter barrels, unfiltered, unfined and bottled without sulfur

Color: Bright, delicately cloudy medium green yellow
Nose: Smoky herbal spice and fine yellow tropical fruit
Palate: Juicy and mineral with lemony nuances on the 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.