Vintage 2022

Auslese Cuvee, Weingut Kracher

Product Code: AK06ZZDB

Tasting Notes

The Auslese Cuvée is a blend of Chardonnay and Welschriesling. The nose is clear and aromatic, with bright honey and blossom as well as walnut aromas. Intense and nicely concentrated on the palate, with lots of walnut and salty flavors, this is an elegant and well-balanced, not too sweet Auslese that could be spectacular with the right dish.

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            [Notes1] => The Auslese Cuvée is a blend of Chardonnay and Welschriesling. The nose is clear and aromatic, with bright honey and blossom as well as walnut aromas. Intense and nicely concentrated on the palate, with lots of walnut and salty flavors, this is an elegant and well-balanced, not too sweet Auslese that could be spectacular with the right dish.			
			
			
			

            [Notes2] => The Seewinkel is an area in the Burgenland region of Austria, approximately 20 km wide, along the eastern shore of Lake Neusiedl. The villages of Illmitz, Apetlon and Podersdorf are situated within this reedy wetland, which is actually a natural preserve. It is an immense plain, with countless shallow lakes of various sizes scattered throughout it. Most of these lakes, including the largest, Lake Neusiedl, are less than five feet deep and this unusual terrain is often covered with dense fog, adding to the special charm of the region.The continental climate brings hot dry summers and very cold winters. These extremes are somewhat mitigated by the presence of the lake, creating a unique microclimate for viticulture. During cool autumn evenings, evaporation from the numerous lakes creates heavy fog, which covers the area until mid-day when the still strong sunlight burns through. This daily change of weather is the prerequisite for the special Botrytis cinerea, a nearly annual gift of nature, which makes the production of Beerenauslese and Trockenbeerenauslese wines possible. Alois Kracher’s vineyards stretch between Illmitz and the shore of Lake Neusiedl. The vineyards are planted at high densities in order to stress the vines, thus producing lower quantities at elevated concentrations. Traditional grape varieties include Welschriesling, Chardonnay, Traminer, Weißburgunder and Sämling 88 (Scheurebe).
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            [Notes4] => Amazingly concentrated rich barleysugar and tangerines in an intensely sweet but balanced wine.
            [MediaNotes] => Wine Advocate: 89/100

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About this product +

Viticulture >

The Seewinkel is an area in the Burgenland region of Austria, approximately 20 km wide, along the eastern shore of Lake Neusiedl. The villages of Illmitz, Apetlon and Podersdorf are situated within this reedy wetland, which is actually a natural preserve. It is an immense plain, with countless shallow lakes of various sizes scattered throughout it. Most of these lakes, including the largest, Lake Neusiedl, are less than five feet deep and this unusual terrain is often covered with dense fog, adding to the special charm of the region.The continental climate brings hot dry summers and very cold winters. These extremes are somewhat mitigated by the presence of the lake, creating a unique microclimate for viticulture. During cool autumn evenings, evaporation from the numerous lakes creates heavy fog, which covers the area until mid-day when the still strong sunlight burns through. This daily change of weather is the prerequisite for the special Botrytis cinerea, a nearly annual gift of nature, which makes the production of Beerenauslese and Trockenbeerenauslese wines possible. Alois Kracher’s vineyards stretch between Illmitz and the shore of Lake Neusiedl. The vineyards are planted at high densities in order to stress the vines, thus producing lower quantities at elevated concentrations. Traditional grape varieties include Welschriesling, Chardonnay, Traminer, Weißburgunder and Sämling 88 (Scheurebe).

Winemaking >

fermented and matured in stainless steel tanks for 11 months

Awards +

Wine Advocate: 89/100

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