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Claus Presinger, Puszta Libre, 2021

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Dark Fruit, Light, Juicy

Farming

Organic

Producer

Claus Preisinger

Grape

Zweigelt/Sankt Laurent/Pinot Noir

Wine Type

Red Wine

Country

Austria

Region

Landwein, Burgenland

Vintage

2021

Alcohol

12%

Size

750ml

 

Puszta Libre is made just as it would have been in previous generations. To do this, the whole bunches undergo carbonic maceration with a light extraction. Fermentation is spontaneous with native yeasts and the wine ages in 3000 litre foudres. It is finally bottled without being filtered, clarified or adding Sulphur. Intriguing bottle design modelled on an old Hungarian lemonade bottle. Light juicy and dangerously drinkable. We look forward to the release every year.

Notes on the producer

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.


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