Preisinger KalkundKiesel Rot 2021

Type: Red
Country: Austria
Region: Burgenland
Grape Variety: Zweigelt, Blaufrankisch, Merlot
Viticulture: Natural Wine | Biodynamic | Certified Organic

Climate: Hot, continental Pannonian climate
Terroir: 50-year-old vines grow on gravel and limestone soils
Winemaking: Macerated for several weeks on the skins according to the variety. Aged in oak barrels, stainless steel and concrete. Unfiltered, unclarified, unsulfurized

Color: Ruby
Nose: Fruity aroma with hints of raspberry, strawberry and barrel
Palate: Barely medium-bodied, fruity taste with good tannin structure, fine, balanced acidity, good length and a slightly bitter finish

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.