Claus Preisinger - "PUSZTA Libre" RED 2022 (11.5% ABV) 750ml

Claus Preisinger - "PUSZTA Libre" RED 2022 (11.5% ABV) 750ml

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OG of the Claus Preisinger Puszta line.  Sourced from several parcels around Lake Neusiedlersee. Vines range from 9-39 years in age. Soil is limestone and gravel, orientation is south/southeast/southwest. This is the one to bring to a dinner and your friends will love you for it.

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. Reduction, minimalism and a free spirit are the guiding themes of Claus Preisinger.

Approachable glou glou blackberry, plum, fruit-driven; juicy, tart, earthy, mineral, maintains a nice crunchy quality, subtle tannic structure, mineral finish.

varietal: 60% Zweigelt 20% St. Laurent 20% Pinot Noir

region: Burgenland, Neusiedlersee, Austria 

style: light red chillable 

farming/cellar: certified biodynamic, ambient fermentation in stainless steel, malo occurred, briefly rested for 6 months (half in steel and half in large neutral oak), bottled unfined & unfiltered

pairing: olives, anchovies, duck