Saint Laurent

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Origin: One possible theory is that St. Laurent was introduced to Germany from France around the middle of the 19th century by the winegrowing pioneer Johann Philipp Bronner. From there, the grape variety spread to neighbouring countries. The name of the variety could go back to Saint Laurentius on 10 August, as the grapes already change colour in mid-August.

Interbreeding: The red wine variety originated as a natural seedling within the Burgundy varieties.

Characteristics: The vine shows medium to strong, upright growth and has an early bud burst. Its ripening period is in the middle range. It is sensitive to late frost and tends to coulure. In unfavourable autumn weather there is a risk of grape rot. Yields are medium and unstable due to the tendency to couluring.

Grape: The grape of this variety is medium to large and has a dense berry arrangement. It is broadly shouldered to divided. The berries are roundish to oval and have a black-blue colour. They also have a blue-grey scent.

Wine: St. Laurent produces high-quality, powerful and fruity red wines with intense sour cherry aromas. These wines are characterised by their high quality and excellent storability.

Cultivation: It needs good vineeyard sites with deep, chalky, medium-heavy soils. Because of its medium-early ripeness, cultivation in medium-quality sites is quite sufficient. The susceptibility to late frost prohibits cultivation in frosty areas.


  • We offer the clone 2 Gm as standard in our variety programme. Through targeted clone selection, the yield fluctuations of this clone have been reduced. The result is colourful, strong and fruity red wines.

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Saint Laurent

TypeCloneRootstockTrunk lengthRemarks Add to wish list
Saint Laurent2 Gmℹ︎
5 BB
125 AA
Richter 110
1103 Paulsen
Normal trunk (ca. 30 cm)
High trunk (ca. 80 cm)
Half trunk (ca. 60 cm)
standard clone with stable yield


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