2020 Claus Preisinger ‘Kieselstien’ Zweigelt
Claus started his 22ha farm in 2000 and has applied biodynamic principles since the beginning. In 2004 he was one of the founding members of the Pannobile group of wine makers. His vineyard
work is meticulous and he is deeply in touch with his land. He uses
a mixture of techniques including homeopathic tea’s, humus from compost of cattle and horses strictly from Steiner philosophies.
Claus Preisinger’s Zweigelt is grown on pebbly, gravelly (Kiesel) soils in Burgenland. 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.
- Lofi Wines
Where: Burgenland, Austria
How: Zweigelt holds up to tomato sauces quite well. Fish puttanesca anybody?