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St. Laurent Ausstich Stiftsbreite Tattendorf
2014 St. Laurent

Viticulture

Vineyard: Stiftsbreite single vineyard, Tattendorf, Thermenregion, Lower Austria. 220 meters altitude.
Soil Type: Alluvial gravel soil with brown clay.
Vine Age:
Irrigation: No irrigation
Harvest Date:
Yield:

Vinification:

Stift Klosterneuburg Monastery was founded in 1114 and it is the
oldest wine estate in Austria producing wine for just over 900 years.
It is also one of the largest wine estates in Austria with 108
hectares under vines. The vineyards are located in different
appellations; Klosterneuburg, Vienna, Gumpoldskirchen and
Tattendorf.
It is also important to note that Stift Klosterneuburg is the first
carbon neutral wine estate in Europe.

St. Laurent was brought from France to Austria. It shows similar
properties to Pinot Noir and is often said to be related. In the same
way as Pinot Noir it is early ripening and has a thin skin. St. Laurent
requires warm and dry locations for best growing conditions.
Tattendoft is the largest St. Laurent vineyard in the world and offers
ideal conditions for this varietal.

After picking the wine is left to macerate for three weeks on the
skins. Aged in large foudres for sixteen months. St. Laurent
Ausstich Stiftsbreite is a selection of the best casks from the
vintage.

Tasting Notes:

Color: Garnet with bright violet on the rim.
Nose: Fresh and spicy with bright dark fruits and some oak.
Palate: It is delicate and spicy, rustic dark fruits, licorice and
blackberry. Firm tannins with cacao on the finish.
Other: The St. Laurent Ausstich Stiftsbreite will go very
well with more flavorful dishes such as game, wild
fowl or roast beef.
Good aging potential.

Chemical Analysis:

Alc (%): 13.0
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