2017 Kracher Beerenauslese Cuvee 375ml

Burgenland, Austria

A precise, fresh and concentrated Beerenauslese from the iconic producer of Austrian sweet wines; Kracher.


Kracher’s 2017 Cuvée Beerenauslese is absolutely gorgeous....This is such a beautiful wine, and also a gateway to the more important bottlings. I loved it.

Antonio Galloni (Vinous)

About This Wine

The vines for this wine grow in an immense plain, with countless shallow lakes of various sizes scattered throughout it. this character combined with the continental climate create the extremes for a unique climate for viticulture.

During cool autumn evenings, evaporation from the numerous lakes creates heavy fog, covering 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, that is the key to producing these sweet wines.

This Beerenauslese is the result of those conditions; Intense honey, aromas of ripe stone fruit, delicate herbal spices, with mineral nuances. It’s juicy with lively acidity, yet still elegant and balanced, with so much ageing potential.

About Weinlaubenhof Kracher

The Kracher name is synonymous with sweet wines. Founder Alois established the family estate in the Seewinkel corner of Burgenland Austria in the 1950’s, with a visionary's eye on the potential of the region.

It was his son Alois Jr (Luis) who then set the world ablaze with his cutting edge styles of sweet wines, truly establishing their name on a global scale.

His untimely passing in 2007 saw the baton passed to his son Gerhard, who like his father has also been recognised as the top sweet winemaker in the world.

Each year the recipe remains the same. In the vineyard yields are kept incredibly low with each vine limited to just 3 bunches of grapes. In the cellar, each individual parcel is vinified separately, often in lots as small of a hundred litres or so. Malolactic fermentation is avoided to retain the grapes’ high natural acidity, and sulphur use is kept to a minimum.

The vineyards and lakes of Seewinkel
The vineyards and lakes of Seewinkel
Burgenland Austria
Additional Info

From the Producer

85% fermented and aged in stainless steel tanks and 15% in big cask,12 months ageing time.

Blend : Welschreisling (60%), Chardonnay (40%)
ABV : 11%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2030
Bottle Size : 375ml

Frozen botrytised grapes on the vine
Frozen botrytised grapes on the vine
Kracher vineyard, Burgenland Austria
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews


"Kracher’s 2017 Cuvée Beerenauslese is absolutely gorgeous. Apricot, orange marmalade, passionfruit, dried flowers and tea leaves are all beautifully lifted. Aromatic and gracious, with striking depth, the 2017 offers quite a bit of texture and sweetness while remaining light on its feet. This is such a beautiful wine, and also a gateway to the more important bottlings. I loved it." Antonio Galloni (Vinous)

The Wine Advocate

"The 2017 Cuvée Beerenauslese is super precise and fresh on the coolish and lemon-scented nose. Sweet and noble on the palate, this is a highly elegant and concentrated BA with remarkable finesse and freshness. Very salty and even piquant but with beautiful concentration. Absolutely gorgeous." Stephan Reinhardt (Wine Advocate)


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