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Sattler St. Laurent Burgenland 2013


Recommendation: A good value Austrian red.

Winery/Producer: Erich Sattler; Tadten, Austria.

Grape Variety: St. Laurent.

Geographic Region, Appellation: Burgenland, Austria.

Vintage: 2013

Price: $17.10 (with a 10% mixed case discount)

Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Paired With: Lentil soup, salad with Greek dressing.

Tasting:

    He said: Opened 30-minutes before drinking. Dark ruby red color with lots of purple tint and a pale red rim. Light plum and blackberry aromas with distinct hints of earth. Quite strong, DRY, dark fruit taste with silky smooth tannins and a bursting with juiciness fruit flavored medium-length dusty finish. Light bouquet, but a plush mouth-feel with lots of lingering flavors. This is a wine that’s very similar to Pinot Noir and it has a complexity that grows with every sip. A good value Austrian red.

    She said: The aroma was very light and led to an equally light taste. The wine was dry, had a medium body and super smooth tannins all the way through the medium-length finish It was food friendly and went well with our rather bland flavored dinner. I really liked the dryness and ultra-soft but tasty tannins. It was VERY good but a little neutral for my palate.

    Erich Sattler showing the gravel soil in his vineyard

    Comments: Learn more about the Sattler Vineyard.

Alcohol: 12.5%

Bar code: 9 120026 662103

Imported by: Michael Skurnik Wines, Syosset, New York.

Photo from Michael Skurnik Wines.