Claus Preisinger Puszta Libre! 2018

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Neusiedlersee, Burgenland, Austria
Zweigelt & St. Laurent
Fermented with native yeasts, unfiltered & unfined, minimal additional sulphites

Puszta is a juicy, peppery, chuggable delight; made in the style of a Beaujolais and intended to be served chilled and poured by the generous glassful.  A Wayward favourite!

Claus is deeply committed to working in harmony with nature, and has been certified biodynamic since 2009. He also keeps his cellar interventions to a minimum, strongly advocating for wines that achieve balance naturally. Very little sulphur is added to his wines - Claus decides just before bottling if it is strictly necessary.

‘Puszta’ is the Hungarian name for the Pannonian Steppe, a vast plain that covers an area of 50,000 km in Hungary and stretches all the way to Neusiedlersee. This wine is a blend of 80% Zweigelt and 20% St. Laurent. The fruit is destemmed, a portion of the grapes is carbonically fermented, while the rest are pressed directly. The wine is spontaneously fermented and aged in 3000 litre foudres, and bottled without filtration.