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  • Country ranking ?

    5
  • Producer ranking ?

    5
  • Decanting time

    2h
  • When to drink

    2020-2035

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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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(376 g/l r.s., 8 grams acidity and 6.5% alcohol) Deep golden yellow. Not nearly as expressive today on the nose as the No. 8, and clearly in need of time to develop. At this early stage it displays ripe apple and raspberry aromas with oak-derived nuances of cinnamon and clove. Opulent pineapple and strawberry jam flavors are layered over melted hazelnut chocolate and honey. Highly concentrated and oily in texture, but with a perfectly integrated acid structure. The long finish is once again marked by oak. This wine will offer extraordinary pleasure for decades but will require at least eight years of patience.

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Origin

Illmitz, Neusiedlersee

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