Claus Preisinger

Kalk und Kiesel Rot 2019

A wine that tastes like a refined, silkier version of its crunchy Beaujolais sibling. The same pretty red fruits waft out of the glass, but the palate is softer, rounder and silkier. It's the kind of wine you want to drink on your sofa in a dressing gown after a long bath; the kind of wine that works as an instant relaxation therapy.

From the Burgenland, Austria, this is a blend of Blaufränkisch and Pinot Noir. Like its white sibling, it comes from soils that are composed of both limestone (Kalk in German) and pebbles (Kiesel in German). Vinified with whole bunches and a short maceration period, this was then aged in used 500 litre barrels and amphorae.

Tip: Put it in the fridge and drink it chilled to explore that extra layer of 'juice busters'.




Winemaker: Claus Preisinger

Farming: Biodynamic

Region: Burgenland, Austria

Vintage: 2019

Grapes: Pinot Noir, Blaufränkisch

Colour: Red

ABV: 12%

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 ...