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St. Laurent
2012 St. Laurent


Vineyard: Tattendorf, Thermenregion, Niederösterreich. 220 meters altitude.
Soil Type: Alluvial with brown clay.
Vine Age:
Irrigation: No irrigation
Harvest Date: October 2012.


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 two weeks on the skins. Aged in large foudres for eight months. Bottled in January 2014.

Tasting Notes:

Color: Deep dark ruby.
Nose: Hints of ripe black cherry along with some spice.
Palate: It is unctuous and soft, juicy and fruity with notes of blackberries and finishing on touches of spice with a great acid backbone.
Other: St. Laurent Tattendorf will go well with rich game dishes or mushrooms.

Chemical Analysis:

Alc (%): 12.5
RS (g/l): 2.5
TA (g/l): 4.6