For three generations the Kracher family has led the way in the Seewinkel, that corner of Austria to the east of Lake Neusiedl, just an hour’s drive from Vienna. It was Alois Kracher Senior, back in the 1950s and ‘60s who first realised the potential of the area for quality wine growing. Then in 1991, Alois Junior (Luis) set the world on fire with his ‘new’ style of dessert wine, focussing on finesse and balance more than just outright sweetness. Now his son Gerhard manages the impressive heritage of high class wines in the sweet style.
Winemaking and terroir
This is a wine with 140grams of sugar but with high a cidity which creates an excellent balance. The wine feels fresh and light despite the sweetness. It is matured in new oak barrels for 6 months.
The Seewinkel is an area in eastern Austria, approximately 20 km wide, along the eastern shore of Lake Neusiedl. It is an immense plain, with thousands of shallow lakes scattered throughout it. Most of these lakes, including the largest, Lake Neusiedl, are less than two metres deep. The continental climate brings hot dry summers and very cold winters and it is these extremes that create a unique climate for viticulture. During cool autumn evenings, evaporation from the numerous lakes creates heavy fog, which covers the area until midday when the still strong sunlight burns through. This helps to create the necessary conditions for the formation of the noble rot, botrytis cinerea, that is the key to the immense concentration, sweetness and complexity of the greatest sweet wines produced here.
Kracher Beerenauslese Zweigelt offers deep flavour with notes of raspberry, white pepper, strawberries, red currant and cherries.
ARTICLE CODE SYSTEMBOLAGET
PRICE INCL. VAT
SEK 224 per 375ml