Stift Klosterneuburg St Laurent 2017

18.99

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Description

The somewhat ‘under the radar’ St. Laurent variety, which comes from France and belongs to the Burgundy family, requires a warm growing environment, since it is particularly vulnerable to frost. At Stift Klosterneuburg’s largest red wine vineyard in Tattendorf, the St. Laurent benefits from exposure to powerful sunlight and ideal alluvial gravel soil conditions to produce a ripe and generous red wine.

Coloured deep ruby red and with an aroma subtly reminiscent of fully ripened sour cherries the fruity and juicy fleshy character has more black cherry notes supported by hints of licorice and tar and is a natural partner for roasted beef and game dishes.

  • Ripe, fruity, juicy
  • 750 ml.
  • 13% Alcohol
  • Screwcap
  • Drink by 2022
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Producer: Stift Klosterneuburg

When you're out finding your first Austrian winery, you might as well make it a good one. Stift Klosterneuburg, on the grounds of Klosterneuburg Cathedral just outside Vienna, is the oldest wine estate in Austria and one of the oldest in the world, with a history dating back as far as the Augustine monks who've resided there since St. Leopold established a monastery and church in 1114. Klosterneuburg redefines sustainability — there are vineyards here that have been in continuous production for 900 years (albeit with occasional replantings!).

Still owned by the Augustine Order, the winery is Europe's first certified carbon neutral wine producer, an ongoing process that incorporates everything from the carbon neutral power plant that powers the entire monastery campus, to how employees get to and from work.

Vineyards are split between the immediate locales of Klosterneuburg and Vienna for the white wines, with vineyards for the reds located further south in the Thermenregion, one of the most renowned regions for Austrian red wines. Grüner Veltiner, Riesling and Weissburgunder (Pinot Blanc) dominate the whites, with St. Laurent, Zweigelt and Pinot Noir the most celebrated of the reds.

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