Zweigelt "Kieselstein," Claus Preisinger
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Zweigelt "Kieselstein," Claus Preisinger - 2021

Item # 39567 750mL

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.

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Wine made from grapes grown organically using natural composting techniques and special preparations of herbal sprays while following the astronomical calendar.


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Zweigelt, the grape used to make this great wine is an hybrid variety created in 1922 by Friedrick Zweigelt. It's widely planted in Austria but you can find it also in Hungary, British Columbia, Canada and New Zealand. Claus Preisinger is a very well know natural wine producer in Austria. He produces his wines in the Burgenland region. He practices biodynamic farming using indigenous yeast, no filtration and almost no sulphur added. He started learning about viticulture and wine making since he was young, helping is father Sipping this wine, you can enjoy aromas of red fruit and flowers such as violets. On the palate cranberries and peppery notes are present. All supported by a pleasant earthiness. I would pair this wine with cold cuts or I would drink it at brunch!

- AFR

Glossary

Zweigelt

Zweigelt, modestly named by Fritz Zweigelt of the Federal Institute for Viticulture and Pomology at Klosterneuburg, Austria in 1922, is a crossing of Blaufränkisch and St.-Laurent. It has risen to fame in its homeland and beyond, and now is the single most widely grown red grape variety in Austria. Offering some of the best attributes of both its parents, Zweigelt is very resistant to frost (an important trait to have when growing in chilly Austria) and ripens relatively early. It combines the...

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Austria

Austrian wine is finally getting the attention it deserves. Ever since the late 1980s, Austrian winemaking has taken a much more rigorous approach to quality control, and returned to its roots in organic viticulture.Deservedly famous for its white wines (Grüner Veltliners especially), Austria makes a number of delicious red wines as well.The most widely grown red grape in Austria is Zweigelt (a.k.a. Blauer Zweigelt), which yields full-bodied wines, deep in color and featuring bold flavors of...

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