Hans Herzog Marlborough St Laurent

St Laurent 2016

Regular price $69.00 Sale

As a small family owned winery, our minimum order amount is 3 bottles, this can be mixed across our eclectic range of varieties. 

Vintage 2016

We picked this splendid, highly aromatic and early flowering but late ripening Austrian variety (one parent being Zweigelt, the being Blaufränkisch) at the beginning of April after a perfect summer season. We close-planted the St. Laurent at 8,000 plants per hectare which allows for one short cane and a tiny yield of 600g of grapes per vine only but for incredible sweet and succulent fruit.

Hans' Comment

After an extended skin contact (cold maceration) of 21 days I let the must progress to a natural (wild yeast) fermentation. Then gently pressed and transferred in one new and one used French Barriques to let it progress to a natural malolactic fermentation. The wine matured under perfect condition in the barrel hall for a lengthy 24 months. No fining. No filtration. Natural goodness…

Tasting Notes

For the Saint in us all; beautiful aromas of sweet, luscious and ripe dark cherries and blueberries with a hint of spices. Rich but with a great backbone of ripe tannins and acidity for a long life. Mouth-filling and well structured with satin textures for a long elegant finish.

Technical Data 

Variety     100% St. Laurent
Rootstock RG
Vine age 8 years
Soil  Shallow (<45 cm) stony soil, well drained, developed from stony alluvium. Not one row shows the same soil type. Sand and gravel is broken up by clay-sand layers.
Planting density   8,000 vines/ha
Yield  2t/ha
Alcohol 13.5%
Residual Sugar  <1 g/l
Ageing Potential 15 years
 
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