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Staff Pick

Kerner, Castelfeder - 2016

Item # 28035 750mL
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Grape Variety

Tasting Notes

Fresh aromas of mixed white fruits with hints of apple, grapefruit and a tropical whiff of mango. A racy palate reminds you of Riesling, though with milder acidity and a fleshier body. A wonderful wine for pork tenderloin and chutney. Kerner is a grape variety bred in the 1920s. It is a crossing between Trollinger and Riesling.

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Staff Pick Notes

If you enjoy dry Rieslings then this should be right down your alley. It's a cross between Schiava Grossa and Riesling, but much more akin to the latter variety. I have been into Kerner for a while, but easily forget how much I enjoy drinking it until I do so again. I took this bottle home recently and proclaimed that if the wine came in a keg format, that I would drink it every day. Don't laugh! It's not just my inner lush talking. The wine keg revolution is already happening. Too bad I can't fit one in my kitchen. No wonder I love Kerner so much! The grape's name derives from a medical doctor, poet, and writer of drinking songs named Justinus Kerner, who often recommended a glass of wine as the best natural medicine. Sign me up, Dr. Kerner! I feel better already.


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