2018 Claus Preisinger ‘Ancestral’ Pet Nat
Claus is spearheading a new wave of great young Austrian producers with a non-apologetic, genuine and credible approach. Indigenous varietals take starring roles in his production and his examples are bright, pure and instinctual.
The Ancestral, made with the Burgenland’s local Saint Laurent, is one of the most well-made pet nats going around. Like everything Preisinger does, there’s a precision at work here. It has a light pink hue and tastes like underripe peach and wildflowers. Austrian ones, probably.