2020 Eisacktaler Kellerei Cantina Valle Isarco Kerner Sudtirol - Alto Adige Eisacktaler Trentinio-Alto Adige, Italy
$27.99 USD $344.00 USD
The Alto Adige Valle Isarco Kerner of the Aristos line of the Producers Valle Isarco is located in the vineyard of the property that extends around the monastery of Sabiona, in Chiusa di Bolzano.
It is produced with 100% Kerner grapes, harvested by hand when fully ripe. After a delicate pressing and a short maceration in contact with the skins, the fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks. The wine remains in the same containers for 7 months, where it can refine its organoleptic characteristics.
Pouring into the glass the Aristos Kerner stands out its greenish yellow color tending to straw. On the nose it has a delicate fruit and a pleasantly aromatic character, which develops with great elegance on notes of peach. On the palate it is dry and full, with a lively structure and an intriguing nutmeg finish.
Very versatile in the combination with food, this wine goes wonderfully with light appetizers, speck and egg and mushroom dishes. It also does not mind dishes based on freshwater fish and seafood or risottos with herbs.
89 points Wine Spectator:
"The Alto Adige Valle Isarco Kerner (with an ample 140,000 bottles produced) is a fresh and direct expression of the grape with mild aromas of white fruit, peach, quince and spring rose. The wine offers good acidity—it is fresh without feeling sharp or too crisp—and it has a touch more substance and volume on the finish that would make the wine a good pairing partner to Thai food or sushi. The wine only sees contact with stainless steel.
89 points James Suckling:
"The lifted eucalyptus and tea tree oil notes pick up the brighter peaches and apricots. The medium-bodied palate is quite textured, with a slightly sweet impression, but is well balanced out by a fine line of acidity. A little one-dimensional. Drink now.
Producer notes: "The Kerner variety is a Schiava and Riesling hybrid created in Weinsberg (Germany) around 1930. It prefers the light, gravelly and sandy soils of the higher altitude, sunny hillsides of the mid Valle Isarco. Despite their late ripening period, these grapes provide a highly acclaimed full-bodied and tasty wine. Food Pairing: Light appetizers, cold meats, egg or mushroom dishes, poached freshwater fish and shellfish, excellent as an aperitif."