The Kracher Winery from Lake Neusiedl
The Weinlaubenhof Kracher is located on Lake Neusiedl, far in the east of Austria, on the border with Hungary. The Seewinkel National Park extends along its eastern shore. This natural paradise is characterized by the continental Pannonian climate. Hot, dry summers, very cold winters, a rainy spring, a long, sunny and mild autumn and the peculiarity that exists only once in the world in this form: The large expanse of water in Lake Neusiedl mitigates the summer drought. In the autumn, it provides dense evening fog that remains in the morning and is only gradually dissolved by the sun. These are ideal conditions for the mould "Botrytis cinerea", the noble rot that makes noble sweet wines possible.
Noble dessert wines from Weingut Kracher
Noble rot is when the grapes remain on the sticks beyond full ripeness and, in humid autumn weather, are attacked by the noble rot fungus Botrytis Cinerea, whose spores grow through the skin of the berries and make them porous. As a result, the water contained in the berry evaporates, dries out and shrinks like rosins, with the aroma and sweetness becoming denser. The musts obtained from these grapes are correspondingly concentrated, with an increased sugar content of 25-45%.
More information about Kracher
|Company Name:||Weinlaubenhof Kracher|
|Contact & Internet|
|Telephone:||+43 (0) 2175 3377|
|Fax:||+43 (0) 2175 3377-4|
|Company Owner:||Gerhard Kracher|
|Managing Director:||Gerhard Kracher|