Wine glossary

St. Laurent
Definition:Austrian red wine variety

The indigenous Austrian red wine variety is a member of the Pinot varieties, and is known for being quite demanding and difficult in the vineyard. The Burgundermacher is a united group of winemakers based in the Thermenregion, who along with some red wine specialists in Burgenland, have produced some concentrated St. Laurent wines, oozing with dark fruit, velvety elegance and a fine taste of bitter chocolate and herbs. Its name originates from the Name Day of the Patron Saint St Laurenz (10 August), the date when the grapes apparently begin to change colour. The world's largest St. Laurent producer is Stift Klosterneuburg, with some 40 hectares planted in the Ried Stiftsbreite vineyard in Tattendorf.