Kracher, Auslese, 2011 37.5 cl

Country: Austria.

Area: Auslesse.

Grape: 100% Traminer.

Medium golden yellow. Hints of rose petals on the nose, orange zests and marsh mellow. On the palate grape fruit aromas, notes of wild herbs, attractive tropical fruit flavours, lively acidity. Orange zests and mineral nuances on the long finish.

It is an excellent accopaniment for fried goose liver, pastries and munster.

Alcohol: 12%.


Not necessarily the first place you'd think of when looking for sweet wines, Austria has a reputation for producing some exceptional examples and no one more so than Kracher. This wine come from Burgenland and is a blend of Chardonnay and a variety called Welschriesling, a variety grown in central Europe. The 2011 Auslese has a very pleasant and aromatic nose of lemon, honeysuckle, green apple, melon and orange blossom. The wine tastes nicely sweet, but nowhere close to syrupy, and features lots of grapefruit along with tangerine, green apple, lemon and pear flavors. It also has a wonderful texture and mouthfeel. The whole thing is balanced by very good acidity, which coupled to a long finish adds a nice mineral dimension to the wine. This is very good indeed. 

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