Medium Body, Dry (Kerner*). IGT. Alc 13.5%.
Refreshing mountain white from a small family estate. Grapes grown in "Le Biolche" just to the south of (looking up at) the Castel Madruzzo.
TASTING NOTES: Fresh Trentino white with soft yet cleansing acidity and a round palate. Citrus, stone fruit and floral notes (lime zest, honeydew melon, grapefruit, nectarine, yellow flowers) and classic Dolomite minerality! On second tasting, more notes = passionfruit, peach, apricot but also the typical Kerner notes that remind you of Riesling (lime, lime skin, wax)!
* Riesling and Schiava cross**, designed to be suitable for cooler climates. If you like dry Riesling, you'll love this :)
** Looking for more grape info? Nearly a century ago, in 1929, agronomist August Herod bred the KERNER variety by crossing a RED popular in mountain vineyards called Schiava grossa (aka Vernatsch or Trollinger) with the international WHITE Riesling. (Cross-breed varieties were essential to making viticulture more robust, to counter the challenges of vine disease - specifically the catastrophic Phylloxera infestation that damaged so many of Europe's vineyards in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Read more about this important period in viticultural history at Wine Folly here.) KERNER received varietal protection in 1969 and has thrived in cool mountain vineyards ever since.
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