St. Laurent ("sont lor-ront") is indigenous to Austria and is often compared to (and thought to be an offspring of) Pinot Noir for it's light cherry-like wines. Of course while grapes can share certain characteristics, the nuances come down to a region's terroir
The combined natural aspects of a vineyard, such as climate, soil, sunlight, and water, that can have a major impact on the overall character and quality of a wine. While no direct English translation exists for this French term, it has long been adopted throughout the wine community.
. Erich Sattler's vineyards in the Neusiedlersee appellation are gravel dominant -- left behind by the Danube River, which ran through the region long ago -- and that savory, mineral element certainly shows in this delightful wine. Sustainable
Sustainable viticulture is the journey of continually improving one's ability to minimize farming's environmental and social footprints by avoiding the use of synthetic fertilizers and pesticides in order to to promote soil health, with an ethos that also takes into account energy use, water use, farm biodiversity, climate change and worker welfare and safety are issues.