Puszta Libre! is a young natural, ecological and biodynamic red wine made by Claus Preisinger in the Austrian region of Burgenland with the Zweigelt and Saint Laurent native varieties.
Claus Preisinger made his first wine when he was just 20 years old and quickly expanded the 3 hectares of his family vineyards by the Neusiedlersee lake in Burgenland (Austria) to 19 ha. He is the youngest member of Pannobile, a group created to champion the unique character of Burgenland’s terroir and local varieties, and a promising new Austrian producer.
Puszta Libre! comes from vineyards lying on the north shore of Lake Neusiedl on very varied sandy loam soils, with flint, quartz, slate and limestone. Basing his work Rudolf Steiner's biodynamic principles, he maintains the natural balance of the vineyard using only organic and biodynamic practices.
Puszta Libre! is made just as it would have been in previous generations. To do this, the whole bunches undergo carbonic maceration with a light extraction. Fermentation is spontaneous with native yeasts and the wine ages in 3000 litre foudres. It is finally bottled without being filtered, clarified or adding sulphur.
Puszta Libre! is a tribute to ancient viticulture both in the way it is made and in the way it is presented. Its design is inspired by classic soft drinks and invites you to drink it cold and without preconceived ideas.