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About This Wine
St Laurent grown on the loamy, red gravel soils of the Altenberg vineyard in Gols in Austria's Burgenland. Natural yeast fermented and matured in 500-litre French oak barrels. Beautifully bright fruit, extremely seductive. Silky palate texture, sleek yet crunchy. Very complete texture and mouthfeel. Once you stop marvelling of the sleek silky texture, the fruit sweetness and brightness kicks in.
About Austrian Wine
Austria is a country with over 4000 years of wine making history, but a scandal in 1985 destroyed its credibility. This is perhaps why the status and popularity of Austrian wines today still is not fully reflective of the high quality wines the country can produce.
Grüner Veltliner is the most important wine made in Austria, distinguished by its lightly fruity, noticeable spice and characteristic white pepper notes. This variety comprises roughly a third of all plantings. In terms of volume, Riesling plays a much smaller role than in Germany, but is responsible for some of the most appreciated dry white wines made in the country.
In red varietals, Austrian native varieties are dominant and include the tart and peppery Zweigelt, spicy and dense Blaufränkisch and juicy Saint Laurent.
James Halliday – There's a certain charm with Gerhard Pittnauer's St Laurent wines and he produces several off different sites, this planted on the Altenberg vineyard's slopes, opposite the Rosénberg. The fruit is just lovely, bound by savouriness though and an amazing aroma profile bordering on Middle Eastern and Asian spices. Sweet round tannins, textural, alluring, full-bodied, balanced with a minerally acid threat driving this to a persistent finish.