St Laurent Trift

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Austria  Burgenland 

A complement to our Fischer and Klosterneuburg St Laurent, a wilder side of it.

Features Unoaked, Low Intervention, "Slow Wine", Single Vineyard, Vegetarian and Vegan
Style Red, Still, Dry, Single Variety
Varieties
  • Alpine Wines Grape Varieties: St Laurent
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St Laurent Trift 2012 75cl cl
£18.56
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You like red wines that have developed tertiary aromas; meaty, savoury and forest floor
A wilder St Laurent
A developing style with lots of tertiary aromas.

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. 

Style Red, Still, Dry, Single Variety
Winemaker Weingut Kiss
Country Austria
Region Burgenland
Features Unoaked, Low Intervention, "Slow Wine", Single Vineyard, Vegetarian and Vegan
Vineyard Trift
Aged In Steel, Foudre (big wood)
Closure Screwcap
Varieties St Laurent
Ripeness Normal
Winemaking Matured on the Lees, Low Added Sulphur, Malolactic
Food Pairings: Game, wild pigeon, venison, wild boar
Tasting Notes

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

 

2012
Product Code 43KS0412
Size 75cl
Alcohol 13
Last Tasted 3 Jul 2021
mature evolution? No
Case Size 6
Closure Screwcap
In a nutshell Still fresh as a daisy and delicious
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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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