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Claus Preisinger, Dope, 2020

Flinty, Smokey, Rhubarb

Farming

Organic

Producer

Claus Preisinger

Grape

Blaufrankisch

Wine Type

Rose Wine

Country

Austria

Region

Landwein , Burgenland

Vintage

2020

Alcohol

12%

Size

750ml

Claus Preisinger’s story starts 20 years ago at the tender age of 20 with a few tanks and barrels. The newly trained winemaker had just started working for Hans Nittnaus - back then, and still today, one of the pioneers of early organic winemaking in the region. What always stayed was his immense talent to reflect purity and balance in his wines. Around 2006/2007, alongside like-minded growers in the village, he switched to biodynamics and this, in his own words, 'changed everything‘. Today Claus farms around 20 hectares around the North stretch of Lake Neusiedlersee in the villages of Purbach, Weiden, Gols and Mönchhof. His hands-off approach in the winemaking was combined with a naturally occurring earlier harvest and a search for freshness rarely seen in the area before.

This is Claus’s iconic DOPE. One of the most minimalist bottles you will ever come across. A rose made from blaufrankisch that always is on the ride side of funky. Macerated whole bunches and aged in amphora for 8 months. A super interesting rose.

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