St. Laurent Ausstich 2015

Thermenregion, Österreich
St. Laurent Ausstich
St. Laurent

2 Awards

Magazine 2018
90 points
Rotwein Guide 2018
91 points

Vine origins

  • Vineyard

    Stiftsbreite, Tattendorf

    Soil Type: Alluvial gravel soil with brown earth; Elevation: 220 meters

Analytical data

13,0% vol
1,5 g/l, dry
5,0 g/l


Oktober 2015


Maischestandzeit: 3 Wochen; Ausbau: 16 Monate im großen Holzfass; Abfülldatum: Juni 2017

Wine description

Deep ruby-pomegranate colouration, hints of star anis and gingerbread, and fine cherry and sour cherry notes make it a particularly elegant representative of its variety. A red wine with balance and velvety texture which leaves one waxing enthusiastic.

Drink recommendations

Serviertemperatur: 16 °C; Hat bereits Trinkreife erlangt, Lagerpotenzial 5-7 Jahre.

Food pairings

Game and wild fowl, roast beef.


On the variety and origins of this wine: St. Laurent is a relative of Pinot Noir and originally was brought to Austria from France by Stift Klosterneuburg in the 19th century. Today it is considered and indigenous Austrian grape variety and is cultivated on 40 hectares in the single-vineyard „Stiftsbreite“ in Tattendorf which is the largest St. Laurent vineyard in the world. The St. Laurent Ausstich is a selection of the best big oak casks of each vintage.


Wine Estate of Klosterneuburg Monastery: Since its foundation in 1114 Klosterneuburg monastery has been growing wine and therefore is the oldest wine estate of Austria. With 108 Hectares of vineyards it is one of the country‘s largest and most renowned estates. The vineyards are situated in selected top locations in Klosterneuburg, Vienna, Gumpoldskirchen and Tattendorf. Since the year 2009 it is the first carbon neutral wine estate in Europe.


What makes our single-vineyard wines stand out is the particular choice of hand-picked grapes. The wine is made from grapes grown in individual vine-yards with a long tradition, and the Klosterneuburg Monastery Wine Estate has been cultivating some of the individual sites for centuries. A highly selective and target-ed harvest ensures the ripest of grapes, while the process of ageing the wines – done partly in small wooden casks – guarantees that they can be stored for several years while maintaining their high quality.

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