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.