Kerner 'Aristos'

  • Cantina Valle Isarco
  • Trentino Alto-Adige, Italy

Method & Production

Delicate crushing after a short period of contact with the skins, controlled temperature fermentation in stainless steel tanks, no malolactic fermentation, 7 months of lying on fine lees.

Tasting notes

"Kerner is a crossing of Riesling with Schiava Grossa - which makes it all the more appropriate that the Kerner we picked out for out Best In Show selection this year comes from Alto Adige, the birthplace and home of the Schiava family. Fans of Kerner always adore its aromas, and they are rarely realised with more fresh-grass zest and rose-petal precision than here. Sometimes the flavours can seem a little woolly after that come-hither charm, but not here: this wine flies straight and true as an arrow, all the way to a clean spice finish backed, nonetheless, by some supporting glycerous wealth. Remarkable work and a fine varietal benchmark." 97 points, Best In Show, Decanter World Wine Awards 2020

Food matching

Light appetizers, cold meats, egg or mushroom dishes, poached freshwater fish and shellfish, excellent as an aperitif also.