Kracher

A family-owned winery in Illmitz, Austria, Kracher is renowned for sweet dessert wines. The vision of legendary winemaker Alois Kracher, Jr. is carried on by his family at their famous Wienlaubenhof winery by picturesque Lake Neusiedl. Kracher wines are in a class of their own; almost no other sweet wines have achieved the worldwide recognition or high ratings continuously awarded to Kracher wines. Kracher also produces several remarkable dry white wines.

Kracher Auslese Cuvee 2012

Auslese ("select harvest") is a sweet wine made from grapes hand-picked in late autumn. With a balanced profile, Kracher Auslese Cuvėe is medium golden yellow with fine floral notes, quince and fresh peach flavors. It offers refreshing acidity, well-integrated sweetness and a clean mineral finish.

Style
Complex, Tropical, Well-Structured
Flavor
White Fruit, Lychee, Citrus
Kracher Auslese Muskat Ottonel 2010

Auslese ("select harvest") is a sweet wine made from grapes hand-picked in late autumn. This medium yellow-green wine offers an enticing bouquet of tangerine, passion fruit and jasmine. The juicy flavor and vibrant structure is highly refreshing, with well integrated acidity and honey notes on the finish.

Style
Succulent, Elegant, Structured, Sweet
Flavor
Honey, Spice, Exotic Fruit, White Pepper
Kracher Beerenauslese Cuvee 2012

Beerenauslese (“selected berry harvest”) is a sweet dessert wine made from extremely ripe grapes affected by "noble rot” – the botrytis fungus that gives the resulting wine its characteristic rich, sweet taste. This bright yellow wine has an aroma of mandarin and blossom honey with hints of caramel. With yellow peach and melon flavors and a powerful, lively acid structure, the wine offers pleasing minerality and a balanced finish.

Style
Juicy, Balanced, Sweet
Flavor
Caramel, Honey, Mandarin Zest, Peach
Kracher Trockenbeeren Auslese (TBA) "Mini"

Trockenbeerenauslese ("dried berry selection") is a sweet wine made from grapes hand-picked in late autumn and affected by "noble rot," the botrytis fungus that gives the wine its characteristic rich, sweet taste. This golden wine has a lovely aroma with notes of apricot and honey. The finish is fresh, creamy and lively.

Style
Creamy, Sweet, Lively
Flavor
Apricot, Honey
Kracher Trockenbeeren Auslese (TBA) No. 1 2012

Trockenbeerenauslese (“dried berries selection”) comes from grapes that have been affected by noble rot, a condition that allows the grapes to dry out completely, shriveling like raisins. When pressed, the juice from these grapes is very sweet and concentrated, creating wines with complexity and rich flavors. This Trockenbeerenauslese is a deep rose color with a nougat aroma, a delicate texture and soft tannins.

Style
Delicate, Juicy, Fresh
Flavor
Dried Figs, Citrus, Herbs
Kracher Trockenbeeren Auslese (TBA) No. 2 2013

Trockenbeerenauslese (“dried berries selection”) comes from grapes that have been affected by noble rot, a condition that allows the grapes to dry out completely, shriveling like raisins. When pressed, the juice from these grapes is very sweet and concentrated, creating wines with complexity and rich flavors. This Rosenmuskateller TBA is a deep rose color, offering subtle aromas reminiscent of hibiscus, rose oil, tangerine zest, strawberries and cherries. 

Style
Light, Refreshing
Flavor
Citrus, Nutmeg, Blossom
Kracher Trockenbeeren Auslese (TBA) No. 3 2012

Trockenbeerenauslese (“dried berries selection”) comes from grapes that have been affected by noble rot, a condition that allows the grapes to dry out completely, shriveling like raisins. When pressed, the juice from these grapes is very sweet and concentrated, creating wines with complexity and rich flavors. This Scheurebe TBA has an extravagant bouquet of grapefruit zest, white blossom, tropical fruit and herbal spice with an aftertaste of sweet ginger.

Style
Elegant, Compact, Extravagant
Flavor
Sweet Ginger, Tropical Fruit, Salt
Kracher Trockenbeeren Auslese (TBA) No. 4 2013

Trockenbeerenauslese (“dried berries selection”) comes from grapes affected by noble rot, a condition that allows the grapes to dry out completely, shriveling like raisins. When pressed, the juice from these grapes is sweet and concentrated, creating rich, complex wines. This Chardonnay TBA has soft smoky aromas and subtle oak spice, with a touch of honey and citrus on the nose. Exotic fruit flavors characterize the palate with notes of fudge on the finish.

Style
Soft, Smoky, Delicate
Flavor
Exotic Fruit, Fudge, Spices, Citrus
Kracher Trockenbeeren Auslese (TBA) No. 5 2013

Trockenbeerenauslese (“dried berries selection”) comes from grapes that have been affected by noble rot, which allows the grapes to dry out completely, shriveling like raisins. The resulting wines are complex and rich. This Welschriesling TBA has delicate stone fruit characters over subtle dried fruit aromas. Highly mineral notes on the palate mingle with the taste of ripe honeydew followed by a very long, refreshing finish accented by fresh stone fruit and hints of saltiness.

Style
Delicate, Refreshing
Flavor
Honeydew, Stone Fruit, Dried Fruit
Kracher Trockenbeeren Auslese (TBA) No. 6 2013

Trockenbeerenauslese (“dried berries selection”) comes from grapes affected by noble rot, a condition that allows the grapes to dry out completely, shriveling like raisins. When pressed, the juice from these grapes is sweet and concentrated, creating rich, complex wines. The Trockenbeerenauslese Grande Cuvée has a bouquet of juicy stone fruit and tangerines. Orange and citrus characterize the palate, with a delicate herbal spice and mineral, salty finish.

Style
Expansive, Spicy, Mineral
Flavor
Stone Fruit, Orange, Spice, Salt
Kracher Trockenbeeren Auslese (TBA) No. 7 2012

Trockenbeerenauslese (“dried berries selection”) comes from grapes that have been affected by noble rot, a condition that allows the grapes to dry out completely, shriveling like raisins. When pressed, the juice from these grapes is very sweet and concentrated, creating wines with complexity and rich flavors. Attractive aromas of ripe stone fruit, apricot jam, nuts and fresh herbs characterize this Welschriesling TBA, along with a silky texture and highly balanced acidity with pleasant floral notes on the elegant, salty finish.

Style
Elegant, Silky, Floral
Flavor
Ripe Stone Fruit, Apricot Jam, Fresh Herbs
Kracher Trockenbeeren Auslese (TBA) No. 8 2012

Trockenbeerenauslese (“dried berries selection”) comes from grapes that have been affected by noble rot, a condition that allows the grapes to dry out completely, shriveling like raisins. When pressed, the juice from these grapes is very sweet and concentrated, creating wines with complexity and rich flavors. This Chardonnay TBA has aromas of ripe apple notes over delicate wood spice, cloves and cardamom. On the palate, baked apple, juicy pineapple and subtle citrus notes are brightened by lively acidity and a lingering, fruity finish.

Style
Fruity, Lively, Juicy
Flavor
Baked Apple, Pineapple, Citrus
Kracher Trockenbeeren Auslese (TBA) No. 9 2012

Trockenbeerenauslese (“dried berries selection”) comes from grapes that have been affected by noble rot, a condition that allows the grapes to dry out completely, shriveling like raisins. When pressed, the juice from these grapes is very sweet and concentrated, creating wines with complexity and rich flavors. This Muskat Ottonel TBA has seductive floral notes on the nose and spicy nutmeg and white pepper on the pleasantly lingering finish.

Style
Spicy, Fresh, Floral
Flavor
Nutmeg, White Pepper, Kumquat
Kracher Trockenbeeren Auslese (TBA) No. 10 2012

Trockenbeerenauslese (“dried berries selection”) comes from grapes that have been affected by noble rot, a condition that allows the grapes to dry out completely, shriveling like raisins. The resulting wines are complexit and rich. Medium gold yellow in color, this Scheurebe TBA has aromas of fresh mandarins and blossom on the nose. Grapefruit, lemon grass and floral notes characterize the palate with crisp, racy and mouthwatering acidity.

Style
Crisp, Elegant, Tropical, Floral
Flavor
Grapefruit, Lemon Grass, Tropical Fruit
Kracher Trockenbeeren Auslese (TBA) No. 11 2010

Auslese ("select harvest") is a sweet wine made from grapes hand-picked in late autumn. This rich golden wine has an herbaceous aroma, full of spice and smoke with subtle fig, apricot and honey notes. The palate is luscious and fruit-driven, with an elegant finish.

Style
Sweet, Juicy, Concentrated
Flavor
Herbs, Spice, Smoke, Fig, Apricot, Honey