The Kerner grape was bred in 1929 by August Herold by crossing Trollinger (a red variety also known as Schiava grossa or Vernatsch) and Riesling. Its name is an homage to the German poet and physician Justinus Kerner from Weinsberg/Württemberg. It was introduced into South Tyrol in the early 1970s and awarded Denominazione di Origine Controllata (DOC) status in 1993.
Owner: Huber family
Winemaker: Andreas Huber
Type: White wine
Varietals: 100% Kerner
Vineyard Location: Novacella - Valle Isarco
Elevation: 700 m a.s.l.
Vines Planted: 1990- 2003
Vines/Acre: 7,100 Ha
Yield/Acre: 68 Hl/Ha
Soil: Sandy and gravelly soil
Fermentation in stainless steel tanks.
The wine is left to refine on noble lees for 6 months, 90% in stainless steel tanks and 10% in French oak barrels of 20 Hl. Additional two months after bottling.
Color: Bright straw-yellow with greenish reflections
Bouquet: The bouquet is pleasingly fruity with impressions of white peach and grapefruit, together with white flowers and minerals, fresh herbs.
Flavor: On the palate it is full, juicy, lively, with an harmonious acidity and white stone fruit flavors. Long and mineral finish.
Pairings: Ideal with appetizers, light starters and grilled fish. It pairs well also with asparagus recipes, herbs risotto, egg and mushroom dishes.
Alcohol Content: 14 %
Residual Sugar: 7 g/L
Serving Temperature: 10-12 °C
Production: 18,000 bottles