Claus Preisinger

Ancestral 2022

A wine that tastes as if you're actually biting into a fresh cherry. It's a sparkling wine that's just as much about the texture as it is about the wine: it's crunchy, zippy and explosively refreshing. Just by drinking this wine, you'll mentally be taken to a picnic in a meadow, surrounded by wildflowers, eating wild strawberries and apricots.

From Claus' biodynamic vineyards in the Burgenland, Austria, this is from the indigenous Sankt Laurent grape variety, planted on gravel-limestone soils. Fermented naturally in large old oak barrels, this was bottled before it had finished fermenting, hence creating a sparkling wine, pét-nat style. No sulphur added.



Winemaker: Claus Preisinger

Farming: Biodynamic

Region: Burgenland, Austria

Vintage: 2022

Grapes: St. Laurent

Colour: Sparkling

ABV: 10%

Size: 75 cL


Behind the Bottle

Claus Preisinger

Claus Preisinger’s story starts 20 years ago at the tender age of 20 with a few tanks and barrels. The newly trained winemaker had just started working for Hans Nittnaus - back then, and still today, one of the pioneers of early organic winemaking in the region. What always stayed was his immense talent to reflect purity and balance in his wines. Around 2006/2007, alongside like-minded growers in the village, he ...