Claus Preisinger Puszta Libre! 2015
- Rated 4 stars
- Reviewed by: Treve Ring
- Published on: September 15, 2017
- Last modified: September 15, 2017
The Basic has left Claus' portfolio, and this, Puszta Libre, has taken its place. A blend of Zweigelt and St Laurent made in "Burgunland Beaujolais" style — this is Claus' interpretation of passe-toute-grain; a smashable vins de soif of Zweigelt and St Laurent from Gols. Wild ferment and aging in a combo of stainless and old large oak, this was bottled without fining or filtering. A lovely perfumed violet florality throughout this lighter, soft red, with wild blackberry, thorns, black plums and a swing of balsamic. Tannins are minimal, acidity is bracing and the finish salted; chill this and soif away, particularly with charcuterie.