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  • Country ranking ?

    5
  • Producer ranking ?

    3
  • Decanting time

    30min
  • When to drink

    now to 2035

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The Story

Alois Kracher’s passion for his vines was irrepressible, learned from his father and passed on with fervor to his son Gerhard. Unsuspecting guests of their winery are often hijacked to the vineyards for vine by vine tours, during which they animatedly point out subtle graduations in the terrain which make all the difference between Kracher vineyards and those of his neighbors. Small, undulating crests in the topography give a great advantage to the vines in this sandy, often water-soaked terrain.

The vitality of Kracher’s vines is obvious; the leaves are richly colored and the stalks thick and strong, resulting in fruit offering complex layers of flavor. The estate today is comprised of about 26 hectares (about 65 acres) tended by Alois Kracher, Sr. and planted with traditional Austrian varieties. Alois Kracher, in his tragically brief lifetime, achieved recognition as one of the greatest dessert wine makers in the world, and his son Gerhard continues to hold high the standard of the winery.

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Wine Information

GRAPE VARIETY

100 % Chardonnay 

RESIDUAL SUGAR

293,1 g/l

ACIDITY

8,1 g/l

ALCOHOL

9 %vol

VINIFICATION

fermented and matured in new Barriques for 22 months

TASTING NOTES

Deep golden yellow. Strawberry and apple complemented by intense oaky spice on the nose. Baked apple and cinnamon notes deepen the brighter fruit flavours of pineapple and lemon, with refreshing acid cut buffering the wine’s luscious residual sweetness. Rather tropical tones of papaya, lichee and lemon stain the palate on the extremely long finish. Offers superb aging potential.

OUR 

Caramel custard, Vanilla and cream slice, Blue cheese

RECOMMENDATION

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10-12° C

THE WINE ADVOCATE

95/100

Wine Spectator

92/100

Weinwisser

20/20

Falstaff

95/100

A la Carte

94/100

 

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The golden amber-colored 2006 Chardonnay Trockenbeerenauslese No 10 Nouvelle Vague displays a very clear, deep, ripe and concentrated, yet refreshing fruit aroma with lovely spicy, toast and nutty flavors. This wine is firm, lemon-fresh and tannic on the highly elegant palate, with a high sugar concentration of 293 grams per liter but also 9% of alcohol. This is a very elegant and lovely dense TBA of great finesse and expression. The grippy tannins are not only structuring, but really refreshing still in the finish, which is salty and much less mighty than expected. This is an extraordinary noble sweet wine from Chardonnay, which is rare, and even more rare in this almost perfect quality.

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Origin

Illmitz, Neusiedlersee

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