Preisinger Kalkstein Blaufränkisch 2020 / 2021

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

Climate: Hot, continental Pannonian climate
Terroir: 30 years old vines grow on limestone-rich soils
Winemaking: Grapes are handpicked at optimal ripeness and undergo a gentle fermentation process. The wine is then aging sur lie in used large wooden barrel for six months before being bottled with low amounts of sulfur

Color: Bright ruby red
Nose: Black cherry and plum, complemented by subtle hints of spice and earthiness
Palate: Medium to full body, with well-integrated tannins and a vibrant acidity that adds freshness and structure to the wine

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.