Sankt Laurent, also known as Saint-Laurent, is a red wine grape variety primarily found in Austria's Niederösterreich and Burgenland regions, as well as in the Czech Republic. It's known for its dark purple color, silky texture, and characteristic dark cherry flavor. The variety is also gaining popularity in Germany and other cooler wine-growing regions such as Canada and New Zealand. Sankt Laurent is often matured in oak and has a good aging ability. Some DNA profiling suggests that it may be related to Pinot Noir, although this remains unconfirmed. The variety is a parent of Zweigelt, which is a cross between Sankt Laurent and Blaufränkisch.