3 wines to try, buy and put by
To try: Alois Kracher, Beerenauslese, Neusiedlersee 2009. To buy: Aresti Wines, Special Release, Reserva Sauvignon Blanc 2013. To put by: Pesquera, Crianza, DO Ribera del Duero 2011.
Alois Kracher, Beerenauslese, Neusiedlersee 2009, €23.25 for a half bottle from Searsons, Monkstown Crescent, Monkstown, Co Dublin and online nationwide at searsons.com (91)
The Austrian Kracher family make an entire library of sweet wines, meaning there's great scope for exploration. Austrian winemakers follow the German hierarchy of sweetness moving from auslese (later-harvested bunches of grapes that are merely super-ripe) to this category, beerenauslese, made with grapes which are subject to Noble Rot or botrytis...
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