Synonym: Sankt Laurent Origin: Probably a natural crossing between Pinot Noir and a unknown Partner. The origin is France and this Grape is related to the other burgundy grapes, but is treated as an indigenous variety in Austria. A little tighter in structure and fruit than the Pinot Noir this grape produces very noble and supple wines. Vineyards: 778 Hectars (or 1,7%)
Characteristic:Because of several unpleasant qualities, such as its susceptibility to blossom drop and Botrytis, this grape variety is rightfully considered to be difficult and has fallen into disfavour in recent years. But with the renaissance of the Pinot Noir in Austria the St. Laurent is becoming more famous again as well. Particularly in dry years, this grape produces very noble and supple wines in the wine-growing areas of northern Burgenland and in the Thermenregion.
Fine, unmistakable aromas of amarelle cherries and dark berries distinguish this indigenous Austrian red-wine variety.Recommendation: Pasta dishes, mushroom dishes, roasted poultry, grilled meat and cheese. Very good aging quality, the older the better. Drinking temperatur 15 to 17 °C.