As the Kracher wines gain in intensity, so they diminish in alcohol. The overwhelming richness is held in check by life-giving freshness. The fruit flavors are just a part of the wine, because the botrytis and density are just as important. The finish of honey lingers long.
Roger Voss covers Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, the Loire and South-West France as well as Portugal. His passion is matching food with wine, bringing the pleasures of the table to wine lovers. He has written six books on wine and food, and was previously national correspondent on wine for the London Daily Telegraph. He is based in the Bordeaux region.