Sankt Laurent "Konkret," Meinklang
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Sankt Laurent "Konkret," Meinklang - 2014

Item # 27551 750mL
$44.96/ Single Bottle
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$539.52 $485.57/ Case of 12
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Tasting Notes

A darkly hued Sankt Laurent, deep with purple fruit and roughened stones leading to a core of dense blackberry fruit. An elegant and subtle wine for gatherings and a great choice for pâté, terrines, sausages, and eggplant. “Konkret” refers to a new method of vinification in 9-hectoliter concrete “eggs” (egg-shaped vessels). The extremely fine pores allow a controlled supply of oxygen to the wine. The wine, "incubated" in the egg for 12 months, ends up with a pure, straightforward, unadulterated character that can only be called "concrete."

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Staff Pick Notes

The Meinklang Sankt Laurent is all about minerality. The pristine plum and raspberry flavors on this wine are enhanced by the bright acidity and wet stone notes. Using "stone notes" to describe a wine may seem like an abstract flavor, but it's accurate considering that this wine spends time aging in a large concrete egg-shaped vessel. One sip and it all makes sense. The elegant, silken texture is reminscent of Burgundy Pinot Noir, yet the wine is like nothing I've ever tried before. The Michlit family has been operating Meinklang vineyards for over 20 years. The estate is farmed according to strict biodynamic principles. Respect for nature is evident in the family's entire agricultural operation from winemaking to cattle raising.

- LM

About the Producer

Burgenland, Austria Inspired by Rudolf Steiner’s “spiritual foundations for the renewal of nature” and Goethe’s holistic nature philosophies, the Michlits family of the Meinklang farm live and exist within a complete agricultural and viticultural project. Meinklang is a unique entity; for over 20 years, when Anneliese and Werner took over their family farm, they have sought a close coexistence...

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