Sankt Laurent

Sankt Laurent is a red wine grape from Austria, which has a distinctive blackberry aroma.

Colour, Aromas and Taste Profile

The Sankt Laurent grape produces deep purple-coloured wines that are full-bodied, with an intense aroma of blackberry and a hint of smokiness and a good balance of tannins and acidity.

Fresh Sankt Laurent grapes on the vine

Regional Features & Food Pairings

Sankt Laurent is grown mainly in Austria, where it is one of the most widely planted grape varieties. It is also found in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary and Germany. Sankt Laurent grapes prefer a cool climate. Late frosts could be a risk to the vines, which could be reduced by having deep soil or irrigation system. In the winery, Sankt Laurent wines are usually fermented at relatively low temperatures and aged in large oak casks. In Austria, Sankt Laurent wines are produced usually made into a dry style, even though some sweet styles exist. The dry wines are usually in deep purple colour, with its iconic dark cherry aromas and silky tannin. Sankt Laurent wines pair well with a wide range of dishes, from game dishes to fish and poultry. The dry, lighter-bodied styles are particularly good with grilled meats, while the sweeter styles are ideal for dessert.

Foods to pair with Sankt Laurent:

Deep fried
Light meat
Fun Fact about Sankt Laurent
Sankt Laurent is sometimes referred to as "The Black Pinot" due to its similarity in colour and aroma to Pinot Noir.

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