Kerner is a cross of Trollinger and Riesling and is produced on a low scale on the South Tyrolean Wine Road.
The Kerner grape is an aromatic white grape variety. It was bred in 1929 by crossing Trollinger and Riesling. In South Tyrol, it is mainly cultivated in the Val d’Adige and in the Val Venosta, but also in the area of Oltradige. It requires a sandy, chalky and/or porphyry soil. The altitude of the cultivation area can reach up to 600 metres asl and determines the acidity level of the wine. The grapes are medium/large-sized, the seeds yellow-green and yellowish-brawn, the skin thick.
Kerner grapes ripen rather late and are hardy. On the other side, however, they are prone to illnesses and require special treatment. The wine is strong and has a very pleasant acidity level, similar to the light, aromatic Riesling, and is also suitable for the production of sparkling wines.
Kerner wines have ripe peach, mango and coconut flavours and aromas of apple, red currant, pear, raisin, honey, peach and sometimes also nutmeg. They go well with aromatic meat, grilled fish and starters and can also be served as an aperitif.
Serving temperature: 10 - 12°C