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. It consists of the grape varieties St. Laurent, Zweigelt and Merlot and tastes particularly mild and smooth. The wild berry notes on the palate are well framed by a delicate sweetness.
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 label of our Cuvée PATRONIS originates from a manuscript which date back to the founding period of the monastery. The manuscript still resides in the monastery library. This medieval manuscript illumination shows grapes and vines in its artful decoration.
Winegrowing Region: Thermenregion, Lower Austria
Soil Type: Alluvial gravel soil with brown earth
Elevation: 220 Meter
Harvest Date: October 2019
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: Mai 2021
Alcohol: 13.5% vol.
Residual Sugar: 1.6 g/l
Acidity: 4.7 g/l
Serving Temperature: 16 °C
Ageing Potential: Ideal maturity after 2-3 years of storage; storage potential up to 10 years.
Food Pairing: Game and wild fowl, roast beef.