The Kerner varietal was bred in 1969 after such successful (both semi- and un-) German corossings as Scheurebe, Huxelrebe and Faber. It was born in Württemberg, Germany from a red grape papa (Schiava) and Riesling. Rather than being named Riesava or Schiesling, it was named 'Kerner' after a local songwriter renowned for his drinking songs.
"Neunundneunzig Flaschen voller Wein an der Wand..."
- From Italy's Alto Adige region
- 100% Kerner
- Very pale white gold in color
- Fresh fruit scents of white peach & pear. There also seems to be some apple cider notes as well
- Lush, fresh flavors of nectarines with a little citrus zip. Simple, yet quite pleasant and drinkable. Overall, I would say this wine tastes something like a young, chubby Riesling. It is indeed hefty, but possesses plenty o' acid to balance everything out
Try it with asparagus soup or pasta and fresh veggies.