St. Laurent (grape)

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St. Laurent
Grape (Vitis)
Pinot Saint Laurent.jpg
St. Laurent in Viala & Vermorel
Color of berry skinNoir
SpeciesVitis vinifera
Also calledsee list
OriginAustria
VIVC number10470

St. Laurent (sometimes written in French as Saint Laurent or in German as Sankt Laurent) is a highly aromatic dark-skinned wine grape variety. Its origins shrouded in mystery, St. Laurent is believed to have resulted from a crossing of Pinot noir with an unknown second parent.[1]

St. Laurent is the most widely planted red grape variety in the Czech Republic, growing in all wine subregions in both Moravia and Bohemia. It comprises approximately 9% of total vineyards, or 1,730 hectares (4,300 acres).[2]

In Austria, St. Laurent is the third most popular red grape variety and is primarily grown in Lower Austria and Burgenland. In 2008, Austrian plantations stood at 794 hectares (1,960 acres), and have expanded in the 2000s as a part of general red wine trend in Austria, after having declined somewhat during the 1990s.[3][4]

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Synonyms[edit]

St. Laurent is known under the following synonyms:[6] Blauer Saint Laurent, Chvartser, Laourentstraoube, Laurenzitraube, Laurenztraube, Lorentstraube, Lorenztraube, Lovrenac Crni, Lovrijenac, Lovrijenac Crni, 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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "St. Laurent, Austria's Rare, Red, Wine Grape Treasure". The Wine Cellar Insider. 5 October 2011. Retrieved 17 December 2017.
  2. ^ Wine of Czech Republic: Statistics and Charts Archived 2011-07-19 at the Wayback Machine., accessed on June 30, 2011
  3. ^ Österreich Wein: St. Laurent, accessed on November 9, 2009 (in German)
  4. ^ Österreich Wein: Dokumentation 2009 - Aufbau Weinland Österreich - Teil 1[permanent dead link], p. 40, accessed on November 9, 2009 (in German)
  5. ^ Wine of Czech Republic: Wine Varieties Archived 2011-07-22 at the Wayback Machine., accessed on June 30, 2011
  6. ^ Vitis International Variety Catalogue: Saint Laurent Archived 2012-03-23 at the Wayback Machine., accessed on November 9, 2009

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