Claus Preisinger Zweigelt Kieselstein

21.50

Claus Preisinger has honed his skills around the world, working in vineyards in California, before returning to his Austrian roots to work for Anita and Hans Nittnaus. After branching out on his own, he has kept the respectful and honest winemaking he learned there, and is applying it a stone’s throw away in the town of Gols. His “Kieselstein” Zweigelt is one of the most immediately enjoyable wines that I have had the opportunity to drink as of late. This beautifully pure Zweigelt was fermented in neutral barrels with a touch of sulphur added at bottling. Claus Preisinger has been using ambient yeasts since 2002 as well as little to no sulfites. The Preisinger wines are certified biodynamic, which Claus takes very seriously. His commitment to the environment and non-interventional winemaking shines through in the superior wines he produces.  Super fresh and juicy. Can be served chilled.

Description

Tasting Notes from Pinto Wines

Colour Dark purple and blue hue
Nose Red dark berries, musty almost
Palate Blackberries, blueberries, savory herbs, and great acidity

Fact Sheet

Size 75 cl
Grape Variety 100 % Zweigelt
Alcohol % 12%
Style Full Bodied and elegant Red
Estate/Producer Claus Preisinger
Country Austria
Region  Kieselstein
Vintage 2020
Vinification Hand picked in the first weeks of September, first selection in the vineyard, second selection in the winery, natural fermentation in stainless steel tanks, matured for 10 months in small barrels on the yeast
Closure Natural Cork
Cellaring/Ageing Potential Drink now with Some ageing potential

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