Puszta Libre, 2019
Wine Maker Claus Preisinger
Region Neusiedlersee, Austria
Grape Saint Laurent, Zweigelt
Puszta Libre! is Claus’ loose interpertation of Burgenland table wine.
A blend of St. Laurent, Zweigelt, and Pinot Noir this wine is made in a light “Burgenland Beaujolais” style. The retro style bottle and label is reminiscent of the vessels once used for lemonade in the 1920s.
The eponymously named Puszta, which translates to “prairie” or “plains” in Hungarian, harkens back to a time when the source vineyard sites were once part of Hungary. Libre, of course, is Spanish for “free.” You are now free to drink and don’t think with the easy quaffing Puszta Libre!
The wine should be served chilled as the label indicates.