Umathum St. Laurent Classic 2013

Raspberries, cherries and bramble berries play with spicy notes in this "wild cousin" of Pinot Noir red.



Bold, carmine red with a dark core, in the nose fruity and smoky aromas; on the palate impressions of raspberries, cherries and bramble berries with spicy notes, juicy and easily drinkable, with an intensity on the tongue. Soils: Subsoil grit and sand, minerally gravel with high content of quartz. Topsoil light, permeable and warm, lending a spicy note to the wine. 20 to 30 year old vines were picked at the end of September. Fermentation: With the skins in order to macerate the red color and the tannins of the grapes, after about two weeks the young wine is put into wooden casks where the malolactic fermentation takes place. Vintage:
The conditions 2015 were very good – especially for red wines. Perfectly healthy grapes with high maturity and mild acidity make fruity wines of ne length and soft, balanced tannin. Due to heat and aridity, we introduced a so called ‘green harvest’ to relieve the vines. Especially our old vines with their branched system of roots could overcome the dry period very well and provided an excellent grape quality in autumn. I am very content and I am happy about a cellar full of barrels of good wine.
Josef Umathum, Frauenkirchen, Burgenland

Additional Info

Additional Info

Farming Standard biodynamic
Winemaker Josef
Producer Umathum
Alcohol 12.00
ml 750
Residual Sugar (g/L) 1.80
Acidity (g/l) 4.50
Closure No
Cellar Potential This wine is ready now and will benefit from ageing. Keep up to 8 years.
Grape Variety 100% - Saint Laurent
Body light
Sweetness dry
region Burgenland



Burgenland is made up of 4 "sub-areas" and covers 19,215 hectares, which is about 48,000 acres. The dominating geographical influence here is the Neusiedler Lake (Neusiedlersee), and the 4 subdivided areas are called Southern Burgenland (Südburgenland), Central Burgenland (Mittelburgenland), Neusiedler Lake (Neusiedlersee) and the Neusiedler Lake Highlands (Neusiedlersee-Hügelland).

From the northernmost Neusiedlersee area comes full-bodied white wines, including the countries best Chardonnays. This is also an area where great red wines are produced, including those from the "Pannobile" co-operative who age their wines in oak.

Due to the vineyards proximity to the lake and their location in the hot Pannonian climate zone, their grapes more often than not develop the "noble rot" (botrytis cinerea) which creates heady dessert wines. The region stretches along the Hungarian border, right across which Tokaji is being made.

The town of Rust, in the Neusiedler Lake Highlands, is where the famous Ruster Ausbruch dessert wine is made. This is also where storks come to roost every year, building their enormous nests on the roof of every building along the main roads. They make a clicking sound which is somewhere between a woodpecker and a jackhammer, and as you sit at the Heuriger (wine garden) drinking the afternoon away, the potential cacophony becomes something of a symphony.



Powerful wines from the sunny banks of the narrow steppe lake known itself as Neusiedlersee.

The hot and dry climate of the eastern banks, known as the Heideboden, offers ideal conditions for growing memorable wines in the categories red, white and nobly sweet. Weissburgunder, Chardonnay and Neuburger yield rich and ageworthy white wines, while the Zweigelt is the most prominent red variety, found in the bottle frequently in the company of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.

In the town of Gols, the growers' association Pannobile has done much to raise the reputation of the local red wines, and the recent influence of Biodynamics has had a very positive influence on Blaufränkisch produced in the region, rendering it more expressive and less oaky.

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