The Kerner grape originated as a cross between Trollinger and Riesling. Kerner is often planted as a supplement to Müller-Thurgau, but is more acidic. These vines bud late, making them more resistant to frost damage than other varietals. The wines resemble of Riesling; they are racy, with a light varietal bouquet of their own.
Unlike many varietals whose names reflect their lineage, Kerner takes its name from a 19th century writer who was famous for writing drinking songs.
Owner: Johann Baumgartner
Winemaker: Hannes Baumgartner
Type: White wine
Varietals: 100% Kerner
Vineyard Location: Valle Isarco, South Tyrol
Orientation: South west
Elevation: 2,300 ft
Soil: Sandy, calcareous clay and gravel
Fermentation done at a controlled temperature of 64°F in stainless steel for 4 weeks.
7 months in stainless steel plus 1 month in the bottle before the release
Color: Pale straw yellow with golden emerald highlights
Bouquet: Refined and intense with persistent citrus and floral notes
Flavor: The sip is dry, precise and crisp, with an excellent structure and a smooth, round body
Pairings: Perfect for appetizers and shellfish based dishes
Alcohol Content: 13.5%
Serving Temperature: 50°F
Production: 17,000 bottles