This wines impresses with its dark ruby garnet and the seductive scent of black currants paired with intense notes of wild berries. With present tannins it is lush on the palate, has dark berry nuances, vanilla and fine roasted aromas. It is a wine that convince not only because of its unusual label.
On the variety and origins of this wine:
Tattendorf in Lower Austria´s Thermenregion provides some of the best red wine vineyards in Austria. The varieties St. Laurent, Zweigelt and Merlot used for our PATRONIS mature on the shallow alluvial gravel soil with brown earth in our Stiftsbreite vineyard.
Stift Klosterneuburg Wine Estate:
Since its foundation in 1114 Klosterneuburg monastery has been growing wine and therefore is the oldest wine estate of Austria. With 108 Hectares of vineyards it is one of the country‘s largest and most renowned estates. The vineyards are situated in selected top locations in Klosterneuburg, Vienna, Gumpoldskirchen and Tattendorf.
Since the year 2009 it is the first carbon neutral wine estate in Europe.
The cuvée PATRONIS, is an hommage to our founders and patrons St. Leopold and St. Agnes and was created on the occasion of our 900th anniversary. The label with grapes and vines originates from a hand written medieval manuscript from the time when Stift Klosterneuburg was founded and it is still kept in the Abbey library.
Winegrowing Region: Tattendorf, Thermenregion, Lower Austria
Soil Type: Alluvial gravel soil with brown earth
Elevation: 220 Meter
Harvest Date: October 2021
Skin Contact: 4 weeks
Ageing: 20 months in wooden casks (50% large wooden casks/50% used barrique barrels)
Blend: 40% St. Laurent, 40% Zweigelt, 20% Merlot
Bottling Date: March 2023
Alcohol: 13.5% vol.
Residual Sugar: 1.7 g/l
Acidity: 4.7 g/l
Serving Temperature: 16 °C
Ageing Potential: Ideal maturity after 2-3 years; storage potential up to 10 years.
Food Pairing: Game and poultry, grilled or roast beef.