Beerenauslese

2017

NEW YORK ONLY.

Because of the proximity to the surrounding, shallow lakes, the beerenauslese has 85 - 90% botrytis in 2017. Gerhard Kracher points out that there is good botrytis and bad botrtyis. The best conditions happen in a warm year, when the grapes are ripe and botrytis can set quickly when there is still a good amount of acidity. The blend is 60% Welschriesling and 40% Chardonnay. 80% is aged in stainless steel tanks and 20% in barrel.  The Welschriesling was planted by Alois Kracher in 1959 and any new vineyards are a massale selection from the old vines. 

94 points
"Tons of melon and floral-honey character with just a hint of vanilla, this has a balance rather similar to Sauternes, but with more freshness. A lighter touch and some saltiness at the long, lively finish. Drink or hold."
James Suckling,
James Suckling
, October 2018

SKU/Code: 
DB3702-17
Product Line: 
Wine
Dessert
Varietal: 
White Blend- mostly Welschriesling