Claus Preisinger

Kalkundkiesel Weiss 2022

A skin-contact gem with a unique upbringing! Weissburgunder, Grüner Veltliner, along with a small percentage of other white varietals, spend a short time fermenting on skins, resulting in a light, honey-colored wine, with a lovely balance of stone fruit and a bit of structure. Elegant and zesty but with an extra layer of depth.

The wine comes from Claus' biodynamic vineyards in the Burgenland, Austria. As the name suggests, this is a blend from various plots around Lake Neusiedl - some on limestone (Kalk in German) and some on pebbles (Kiesel in German).

Fermentation took place on the skins, and the wine was aged on its lees in old barrels for eight months. Bottled unfined and unfiltered.



Winemaker: Claus Preisinger

Farming: Biodynamic

Region: Burgenland, Austria

Vintage: 2022

Grapes: Weissburgunder, Grüner Veltliner, Muskat, Welschriesling

Colour: Skins

ABV: 11.5%

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 ...