The high quality St. Laurent variety belongs to the Pinot family, and the synonym Pinot St. Laurent suggests a pinot seedling. In the course of a more quality orientated thinking in recent years, the variety has experienced a revival in all wine-producing regions.
probably Niederösterreich, Austria
Natural Burgunder seedling
596.00 ha; 1.3%
Growth nurtured by Stift Klosterneuburg.
Important ampelographic features
medium-sized, five lobes, undulated leaf margin
medium-sized, densely berried, cylindrical, with secondary clusters; berries are oval and bluish black in colour
These vines are considered challenging to grow, which is why they have not always been popular. They need a good vineyard with soils in which they can root deeply. They are sensitive during the flowering period, easily harmed by late frosts and produce low, irregular yields.
Area under vine in Austria
(as a proportion of the variety’s total area)
Source varietal specifications: Höhere Bundeslehranstalt und Bundesamt für Wein- und Obstbau (Federal College and Federal Office for Viticulture, Oenology and Fruit Growing) in Klosterneuburg, “Austria’s Qualitätswein grape varieties and their clones“ („Österreichische Qualitätsweinrebsorten und deren Klone“), 2nd, reviewed edition, September 2015
Source area under vine: Austrian Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Regions and Tourism according to IACS (as at 31 May 2022)