Villscheider - Kerner Valle Isarco 2018
Villscheider - Kerner Valle Isarco 2018 (88 TSW)
Ever heard about the Kerner variety?
Kerner originated when August Herold, a researcher at the Weinsberg research center in Germany, decided in 1929 to cross Schiava Grossa (Vernatsch / Trollinger) with Riesling. In Germany this grape has never quite succeeded in competing with Riesling, but in Valle Isarco (Alto Adige) it seems to have found its true destination. Half of that is actually logical: in all probability, the origin of schiava grossa also lies in this area.
The top grapes from Florian and Erika Hilpold were sold for years (to Abbazia di Novacella), but since 2007 the wine production has been relocated to their own home. And why not? Florian is a talented winemaker and owns terraces that every producer in the area envies. His Sylvaner and Kerner are flawless, and do justice to the terroir of Valle Isarco (also known as the Eisacktal) in the heart of Alto Adige.
Next tot he winery they make their own speck, harvest apples, run an agriturismo and a restaurant.
Distribution in the Netherlands by @anforswijn
My tasting notes:
In the glass a bright straw yellow color.
On the medium+ nose aromas of peach, green apple and a touch of tropical fruit with hints of white flowers and wet stone.
On the palate dry, with medium+ acidity and freshness showing flavours of peach, apricot and herbs. Nice round and balanced with a pleasant long finish.