2020 Claus Preisinger Zweigelt
The 2020 Claus Preisinger Zweigelt is grown on pebbly, gravelly soils in Burgenland Austria. The rocky soils and the temperate microclimate around Lake Neusiedlersee form the perfect conditions for Zweigelt. The grapes are fermented semi-carbonically in large used oak barrels where it ages for 10 months. Black fruits and just a hint of spice.
Claus Preisinger’s winery is nestled in the village of Gols by Lake Neusiedlersee in Burgenland. Claus first started making wine with this father as a hobby, but after working with Hans Nittnaus, a neighbouring winemaker for a few years, decided that wine was his true calling. In 2004 he was one of the founding members of the Pannobile group of winemakers, a group that uses respect for the land and terroir to preserve traditions in Burgenland. His first vintage was in 2000, and since then he has expanded his father’s 3 hectares to the 17 hectares of vines he cultivates today. His vineyard work is meticulous and he is deeply in touch with his land. He uses a mixture of techniques including homeopathic teas, compost from cattle and horses and works strictly from Steiner philosophies.