Kracher, Nouvelle Vague Grande Cuvee Trockenbeeren Auslese Number 6, 2015 (375mL)

$116.99
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From the east side of the lake comes the master of Austria TBA: Kracher. Grapes grow easily here, but coaxing balanced with take hard work and talent, both of which Gerhard inherited from his father Alois.

"...blend of barrel-fermented Chardonnay (70%) and Welschriesling (30%) that was aged in a 1,000-liter oak vat, both parts for 18 months. The wine offers a very clear, precise, fresh, intense and really distinctive bouquet with aromas of stewed quinces and lemons. On the palate, this is a highly delicate and perfectly balanced TBA with great finesse and purity (despite its high concentration). The acidity is very fine and persistently salty, and if there are any tannins, these are very fine too. A great elegant, finessed, beautifully balanced TBA. 95pts" -- Stephen Reinhardt, Wine Advocate

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Kracher

Alois Kracher was a legend. He was living in Vienna as a chemist when he realized he needed to go home to his tiny town of Illimitz and take up the mantle of winegrower. For 30 years he then crafted some of the greatest Beerenauslese and Trockenbeerenauslese this world has ever known. After his untimely death his son Gerhard has continued on the family legacy. There is real skill in making sweet wine balanced and the magic here is equal parts farming and blending. Alois perfected the practice of using different grapes at various degrees of ripeness to impart enough acidity that wines, although sweet, were never cloying. The bottles age for a very long time, I’ve yet to find one past its prime and I’ve been lucky enough to experience 35+ year old bottles on several occasions. Dessert wines may not be to everyone's liking but it’s hard for me to imagine anyone finding fault with a sip of Kracher after a long meal.

Details

  • Country

    Austria

  • Region

    Burgenland

  • Grape Variety

    Chardonnay , Welschriesling

  • Vintage

    2015

  • Size

    375mL

  • Sweetness

    Dry

  • Body

    Full Bodied