St Laurent Trift 2012, Kiss

4 in Yorkshire Cellar for immediate delivery
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Austria  Burgenland 

So good we reserved every last bottle of it - but it probably won't last till Christmas 2021. 

Features Unoaked, Reserve, Low Intervention, Old Vines, Single Vineyard, Vegetarian and Vegan
Style Red, Still, Dry, Single Variety
Last Tasted 26 Nov 2023
  • Alpine Wines Grape Varieties: St Laurent
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Why We Have It

A wilder St Laurent

Why Choose This?

You like red wines that have developed tertiary aromas; meaty, savoury and forest floor

What to expect

A developing style with lots of tertiary aromas.

More about

This is a beauty of a St Laurent everyone should taste. 

If you aren't familiar with St Laurent this would be a definite puzzler of a wine, showing its more "pinot-ey" side especially in the nose.

In the nose there is all the forest on a summer walk, as you can get in Pinot too.

Once you sip the wine it's definitively not Pinot - more tannins, for one, beautiful smooth fruit, and the animal side is a very different beast from a Pinot. 


More Information
Bottle Size 75cl
Vintage 2012
Alcohol 13.5
Last Tasted 26 Nov 2023
Variety St Laurent
Is Mature No
Ripeness Normal
Allergens Contains Sulphites
Case Size 6
Closure Screwcap
sweetness dry
Winemaking Matured on the Lees, Unfiltered, Low Added Sulphur, Malolactic
Aged In Steel, Foudre (big wood)
Key Features Unoaked, Reserve, Low Intervention, Old Vines, Single Vineyard, Vegetarian and Vegan
Arrival Date 13 Sept 2021
Bought In (year) 2021
Available from Brigitte Bordeaux, Corkage, Cornelius Wine and Beer, Decanter Spirit, Dulwich Vintners, Godfrey C Williams & Son, The Good Wine Shop , Grape Minds, Islington Wines, The Salusbury Wine Store, Sarahs Cellar, Seasons Kitchen and Farm Shop, Vineyards Wine Shop, Vinotopia, Vino Vero, Wined Up Here, The Wine Reserve, The Wine Twit, Wine Unlimited at The Vineyard, Woburn Wine Cellar


The wine produced is from 22 year old vines from the Trift vineyard and is one of the best top quality St. Laurent around and is unusual in that its oaked.

Concentration of flavour is the focus in the vineyard with spring pruning and green harvesting aiming to lower yields. They harvest at the end of September , depending on the weather. St Laurent is a bit of a Diva! It's high maintenance with varying harvest yields (in 2012 only 4,000kg translating into 1,400 bottles in the cellar).

The wine undergoes a 20-28 post fermentation maceration. Its then put into 225L French oak barriques with a medium toast (a mix of 1st/2nd/3rd Fill).

A small amount of SO2 added after this and the wine is left in barrel for 12 months.

This produces a multi layered wine with a powerful bouquet, some fine smoke, lots of tertiary meaty, savoury notes followed by some dark spicy fruit. Its definitely the more animal side of St. Laurent



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