2015 Claus Preisinger Bühl9120035052629
WINEMAKER: Claus Preisinger
REGION: Burgenland, AT
VITICULTURE: Certified Biodynamic
Bühl comes from the site of the same name, which at 175 meters above sea level is one of the highest and, with a slope of 20%, one of the steepest sites in the area. This guarantees hot days and cool nights - thus perfect Blaufränkisch grapes. This is Claus most traditional looking wine made made with the same exuberant flair. 2015 was warm and claus picked this slightly earlier than traditionally, aged in a single 1000L old foudre for three years and two in the bottle before release. Very special wine. Minimal sulphites added.
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. His vines are spread across 58 parcels and are largely planted to indigenous varieties such as Zweigelt, Blaufränkisch and St. Laurent.