2017 Pittnauer St Laurent

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2017 Pittnauer St Laurent

The origins of St Laurent are not known, we do know that it is a cross of Pinot Noir but with what we are unsure. It is the oldest parent grape of Zweigelt and gives its wines a flavour profile expected of their lineage.

Peppery, light and undeniably juicy due to new oak.

Tasting Notes

On the nose you are first met with subtle herbal spices alongside juicy red berries such as red cherry and redcurrant. A fresh and authentic red with balance, nice tannins, good fruit and length.

2017 Pittnauer St Laurent

Producer

Gerhard and Brigitte are now well-known trailblazers, with a great international reputation. They have an amazing winery that seems to double as a Modern Art Gallery. What has not changed is their love of what they do, their modesty and their kindness in sharing this enthusiasm.

The estate now stretches over 20 hectares in Gols and nearby Weiden on the northeast side of Lake Neusiedl. Despite Gerhard’s recent enthusiasm for skin and lees-contact white wine, it is still essentially a red wine estate. Right from the start of his career, St Laurent has been the estate’s calling card, and he is one of very few producers to have championed this challenging grape variety and made success of it in both blends and as single vineyard wines. But Zweigelt and Blaufränkisch are important here too, as is Pinot Noir, and we sell all with equal enthusiasm.

Traditionally made. Low yield. No filtering. Hand-picked.

Specifications

Year 2017
Bottle Size 750ml
Cultivar 100% St Laurent
Country Austria

Alcohol content

12.5% alc vol 
Units of Alcohol per Bottle 9.4 units
Type Red Wine
Cellaring 3-5 years
Food matches Goes wonderfully with spicy dishes or as a white substitute for grilled fish. Drink it slightly chilled.
Allergen Information Contains Sulphites
Dietary Information

Biodynamic
Origin Burgenland