Preisinger Paradigma 2017 / 2021

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

Climate: Hot, continental Pannonian climate
Terroir:Vines grows on gravel, silt, limestone and black earth soil
Winemaking: Hand picking in September, pre-selection in the vineyard, subsequent sorting in the winery. Spontaneous fermentation for three to four weeks. It is then aged for 18 months in small oak barrels

Color: Dark ruby with purple reflections and a delicate lightening at the rim.
Nose: The nuances of oak underlay aromas of black forest gateau, ripe cherry, some liquorice and orange zest
Palate: The palate is complex, with blackberry fruit, fresh acidity and a touch of nuts and dark nougat

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.