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St. Laurent
2015 St. Laurent


Vineyard: Tattendorf, Thermenregion, Lower Austria, 200 meters above sea level.
Soil Type: Alluvial gravel soil with brown earth.
Vine Age:
Irrigation: No irrigation
Harvest Date: September through October.


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.
The Tattendorf vineyard is the largest vineyard planted with a red varietal in Austria. Stift Klosterneuburg Wine Estate St. Laurent Classic benefits from its exposure to strong sunlight and ideal soil conditions for the varietal.
After picking the wine is left to macerate for two weeks on the skins.
Aged in large foudres for eight months.

Tasting Notes:

Color: Deep ruby red.
Nose: Subtle aroma reminiscent of ripe Morello and sour cherries.
Palate: It is soft and elegantly put together, juicy and rich in fruits.
Other: This St. Laurent will go well with game, beef or lamb.

Chemical Analysis:

Alc (%): 13.00
RS (g/l): 1.90
TA (g/l): 5.00