Zantho St Laurent 2016

Exceptional value from the Zantho winery: their Sankt Laurent is a fine and elegant yet powerful wine with great aging potential.

Details

Details

Zantho is the premium line by the coop known as Winzerkeller Andau. Here, close to the border to Hungary we find ourselves at the hottest point of otherwise cool Austria, where varieties like Sankt Laurent thrive. Deep purple characterizes the Zantho St. Laurent 2016. In the nose you'll get deep and spicy blackberry with hints of black cherries and cold smoke. On the palate the wine shows dark and elegant with flavors of dark berries, chocolate and spice. Fine acidity and good structure give this wine everything you'd hope for in a great Sankt Laurent.

Additional Info

Additional Info

Farming Standard sustainable
Winemaker Wolfgang Peck & Josef Umathum
Producer No
Alcohol 13.00
ml 750
Residual Sugar (g/L) 1.00
Acidity (g/l) 5.00
Closure Glass Stopper
Cellar Potential Drink young but will age for 5-7 years
Grape Variety 100% - Saint Laurent
Body medium
Sweetness dry
region Burgenland

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.

Subregion

Neusiedlersee


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.

SKU: 3013
$12.00