St. Laurent Selection

Juris St. Laurent Selection 2011

Juris, Burgenland (Austria)
Red (14%)
St. Laurent
$26.95 $20.00 - low inventory
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Our Notes: St. Laurent is a wild cross between Pinot Noir and an unknown variety. Likely originating from France, it is now native to Burgenland. In the early 1980’s, Axel’s father Georg was among the first to focus on single varietal bottling of St. Laurent. The “Selection” St Laurent is sourced from vineyards of approximately 15 years cloned from the best of their old vines. With a warm and dry 2011 vintage, ripening was easily achieved resulting in big spicy aromatics balanced by an elegant weight and elegant texture. An earthy mix of sour cherries and black pepper, plenty of acid and a grippy structure – think Pinot Noir’s bolder and cheekier sister. Will pair wonderfully with venison, gamey veal/rabbit stews, mushrooms and practically anything topped with a Juniper sauce.

87 Points Wine Enthusiast Magazine: Redcurrant and tart blackberry set the tome, a slender and taut body follows with supple, barely-there tannin and wonderfully refreshing acidity. As a lighter red, this is great for lunch or to go with charcuterie.

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