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Grape Varieties - St Laurent

St Laurent

What is probably originally an Alsace variety, St Laurent (or Sankt Laurent, to give it its German name) is almost certainly related to Pinot Noir (although DNA evidence to that effect, obtained in 2000, has not been substantiated).

St Laurent is dark-skinned and aromatic. It is the most widely planted grape in the Czech Republic and is widely grown in lower Austria.

With Blaufrankisch, St Laurent is one of the parents of Zweigelt, a crossing effected in 1922.

There are modest plantings in New Zealand and Canada.

St Laurent buds very early in the year, which can cause problems. It also drops its flowers when stressed and is susceptible to rot.

Signature Style

Signature Style

Deeply coloured, with velvet-textured fruit.

Famous Examples

Famous Examples

None

Principle Regions

Principle Regions

None.

Synonyms

Synonyms

Blauer Saint Laurent, Chvartser, Laourentstraoube, Laurenzitraube, Laurenztraube, Lorentstraube, Lorenztraube, Lovrenac Crni, Lovrijenac, Lovrijenac Crni, Pinot Saint Laurent, Pinot Sent Laourent, Saint Laurent Noir, Saint Lorentz, Sankt Laurent, Sankt Lorenztraube, Sant Lorentz, Schwarzer, Schwarzer Lorenztraube, Sent Laourent, Sent Lovrenka, Sentlovrenka, Shentlovrenka, Shvartser, St. Laurent, Svati Vavrinetz, Svatovavřinecké, Svatovavrinetske, Svatovavrinetzke, Svätovavrinecké, Svaty Vavrinec, Szent Lőrinc, Szent Lőrinczi, Szent Loerine, Szentlőrinc, Vavrinak

 

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