Claus Preisinger Wines and More from Austria this Thursday, Aug 5th 5:30 PM - 8 PM

Join us this Thursday, August 5th 5:30PM - 8 PM to taste some stunning Austrian Wines from Importer Volker Wines. 

A Blaufränkish sparkling Rosé from Weingut Strehn (think light and mineral-driven, like Gamay) from 35 yr old vines from limestone.  Bouquet of red apples, strawberries and raspberries, with hints of vanilla and cherry. On the palate is crispy, juicy and refreshing, with a lively and elegant acidity. 

AND THEN.... a still Rosé

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. 80% Zweigelt, 20% St. Laurent from Limestone, certified Biodynamic. All kinds of melony flavors (including the rind), citrus zest, lots of minerality. 

Last but not least ....... a light Red, the varietal is St. Laurent (think a more brooding Pinot Noir)

Born into a winemaking family, and with extensive winery experience in New Zealand, Germany and South Africa, 29 year old Christoph Heiss has decided to focus on his own project in eastern Kamptal. Using chosen parcels of the Weingut Heiss’ 12 hectares of vines, Christoph has developed a very small production of stunning ‘Malinga’ natural wines. Organically farmed grapes are hand-harvested, spontaneously fermented.  All the wines are bottled unfined and unfiltered with low sulfur addition.

 This St. Laurent sees partial carbonic fermentation and is from limestone soils. Light bodied, soft tannins, notes of raspberry, blackberry, chocolate. Just gorgeous. Pair with roast duck or Wiener schnitzel !



Thursday, August 5th 5:30 PM-8PM

Dépanneur Wines

292 Livingston St

Brooklyn NY 11217