Pinot Gris Trocken
NEW YORK ONLY.
Although, Kracher is well-known for their sweet wines, they also make exceptional dry wines as well.
One of our favorites is the Pinot Gris Trocken. Kracher bought four hectares of Pinot Gris in 2002. The terroir is a gravel subsoil and a very fine sand top soil. There are over fifty lakes in the area and some are so small that they dry up in hot weather and you can see rims of crystallized minerals left behind where the lakes evaporated. It's fascinating because the sweet and dry wines have this thread of salinity on the finish and it makes complete sense when you see the landscape. The sand really radiates heat when the sun is on it, but as soon as the sun goes down, it's very cool; a perfect climate for grapes.
The 2017 Pinot Gris Trocken was fermented and aged in stainless steel for seven months. It's bone dry, with notes of juicy pear, almond, and a refreshing salinity on the finish.