About the Winery
At Austria‘s largest red wine vineyard in Tattendorf, the Klosterneuburg Monastery Wine Estate St. Laurent benefits from exposure to powerful sunlight and ideal soil conditions. In 2009, it became the first carbon neutral wine estate in Europe.
Weingut Stift Klosterneuberg Monastry Wine Estate is one of the most fascinating cellars in Austria, an unbroken wine growing tradition for nearly 900 years.
The origins of Klosterneuburg Monastery go back to Margrave Leopold III, who in 1113 relocated his residence to Klosterneuburg and in the following year fulfilled a vow by founding the monastery (as recounted in the Legend of the Veil).
In 1133 the Babenberg Prince summoned the Canons Regular of St. Augustine to Klosterneuburg, where they were to spend centuries developing the monastery into a centre of religious life, culture and scholarship. To this day the Augustinian Canons work in this spirit and according to the monastic Rule of Saint Augustine.
About the Wine
The St. Laurent variety, which comes from France and belongs to the Burgundy family, requires a warm and none-too-moist growing environment, since it is particularly vulnerable to frost. The early-ripening St. Laurent grape enjoys ideal conditions on the alluvial gravel soil of the vineyards worked by the Klosterneuburg Monastery Wine Estate in Tattendorf.
This results in a wine that is coloured deep ruby red and with an aroma subtly reminiscent of fully ripened sour cherries and cherries, and presents itself to
the palate as consummately homogenous, fruity and juicy. It is mature enough to drink now but can be stored for 5-8 years