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Kracher Chardonnay Trockenbeerenauslese #13 1998

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      5.5% ABV

      Winemaker Notes

      The 1998 Chardonnay Trockenbeerenauslese Nouvelle Vague Number 13 is Kracher's most concentrated wine from this vintage. Cedar, spices, apricots, and overripe peaches are displayed by thisfull-bodied, muscular offering. It is hugely dense, almost syrupy, with loads of jammy and jellied fruits in its round, sexy personality. This Rubenesque wine has untold quantities of fruit (mostly apricots), spices, and botrytis in its expressive, seamless flavorprofile. This harmonious, muscular and graceful wine will retain its fruit for at least 15 years, and will potentially age longer than anyone reading this article.

      Pair with: Caramel custard, Meditating wine, Blue cheese

      Critical Acclaim

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      RP 98
      Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
      The 1998 Chardonnay Trockenbeerenauslese Nouvelle Vague Number 13 is Kracher's most concentrated wine from this vintage. Cedar, spices, apricots, and overripe peaches are displayed by this full-bodied, muscular offering. It is hugely dense, almost syrupy, with loads of jammy and jellied fruits in its round, sexy personality. This Rubenesque wine has untold quantities of fruit (mostly apricots), spices, and botrytis in its expressive, seamless flavor profile. This harmonious, muscular and graceful wine will retain its fruit for at least 15 years, and will potentially age longer than anyone reading this article.
      WS 97
      Wine Spectator
      Nectar. Packed with apricot, mandarin orange, honey and hints of spice, this explodes on the palate, thanks to its submerged acidity and precision balance. A lovely expression of sweet wine, integrating the botrytis elements beautifully.
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      Kracher

      Kracher

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      Kracher, Burgenland, Austria
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      Located in the Seewinkel, an area in the Burgenland region of Austra, along the eastern shore of Lake Neusiedl, Weinlaubenhof Alois Kracher is in possession of a microclimate uniquely suited to the production of Beerenauslese and Trockenbeerenauslese wines. 32 hectares of vineyards are planted with Welschriesling, Chardonnay, Traminer, Muskat Ottonel and Scheurebe. Kracher is internationally regarded as one of the finest dessert wine makes. After Alois Kracher passed away in December 2007, his 27 year-old son Gerhard took over responsibility of winemaking. He manages the winery with the same strength, firm will and consequence as his famous father once did.

      Burgenland

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      The source of Austria’s finest botrytized sweet wines, Burgenland covers a lofty portion of Austria's wine producing real estate. It encompasses the smaller regions of Neusiedlersee, Neusiedlersee-Hügelland, Mittelburgenland and Südburgenland. The latter two are most associated with their exceptional red wines. The region as a whole produces no shortage of important whites.

      Neusiedlersee, named for the lake that it surrounds to the east, is home to a great diversity of grape varieties. The region’s most notable wines, however, are the botrytis-infected sweet versions.

      Neusiedlersee-Hügelland, which wraps the lake on its western side, includes the town of Rust, a historically esteemed wine community. Its close proximity to the lake’s fog and mist make it another source of some of the more prestigious botrytized wines. Neusiedlersee-Hügelland also produces fine Blaufränkisch, Pinot Blanc, Neuburger and Grüner Veltliner, though a label will usually name the more general Burgenland name so as not to confuse it with its eastern cousin, Neusiedlersee, across the lake.

      Blaufränkisch is well suited to and makes up over half of the vineyard area in Mittelburgenland. The region’s hills and plateaus, which are composed of variations in schist, loess and clay-limestone, produce high quality reds with interesting diversity.

      Südburgenland, also known for its deep, complex and age-worthy Blaufränkisch, is beginning to turn out some alluring whites from Grüner Veltliner, Welschriesling and Weissburgunder (Pinot Blanc).

      Other Dessert

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      Apart from the classics, we find many regional gems of different styles.

      Late harvest wines are probably the easiest to understand. Grapes are picked so late that the sugars build up and residual sugar remains after the fermentation process. Ice wine, a style founded in Germany and there referred to as eiswein, is an extreme late harvest wine, produced from grapes frozen on the vine, and pressed while still frozen, resulting in a higher concentration of sugar. It is becoming a specialty of Canada as well, where it takes on the English name of ice wine.

      Vin Santo, literally “holy wine,” is a Tuscan sweet wine made from drying the local white grapes Trebbiano Toscano and Malvasia in the winery and not pressing until somewhere between November and March.

      Rutherglen is an historic wine region in northeast Victoria, Australia, famous for its fortified Topaque and Muscat with complex tawny characteristics.

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