Kerner, Abbazia Novacella
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Kerner, Abbazia Novacella - 2023

Item # 15143 750mL

This unusual wine, the grape is a cross between Riesling and Schiava comes from an unusual place. High in the Dolomites of Alto-Adige one finds this ancient abbey, producing wine since 1142.

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Wine made from grapes grown without synthetic pesticides, fertilizers and herbicides in the vineyard.

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There's so much history in this bottle it would drain the ink of 100 pens to write it all down. Besides being one of Italy's most beautiful wineries, with its backdrop against the Dolomites, it is also one of the oldest (2nd oldest, actually), founded in 1142 by Augustinian monks. Kerner, by contrast, is a regular arriviste, having been created by August Herald only in 1929. A cross between Riesling and the light red grape Schiava, it found a natural home in the cool alpine climate of the Alto Adige. The valleys here were carved by ancient glaciers, so the vineyards are steep, producing fresh, aromatic wines. Like this Kerner, which is layered with ripe apple, white peach, honeysuckle, and almonds. It's rich, yet invigorating, and incredibly versatile at the table.



Trentino-Alto Adige

Crossing the historic boundary between Italy and Austria, Trentino-Alto-Adige is in fact comprised of two autonomous regions (Trentino and Alto-Adige). The swath of land was returned to Italy after World War I, and the two regions have been lumped together in the winemaking world ever since. Alto-Adige, the northernmost half of the region, retains great pride in its Germanic heritage, evidenced by the dual language bottle labels appearing in the region. The region is most famous for its...

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Alto Adige

Comprising the northern half of the oft-conjoined Trentino/Alto-Adige region of Northern Italy, Alto-Adige is in fact its own entity with its own distinct style of winemaking. Situated on the historic boundary between Italy and Austria, the two autonomous regions were returned to Italy after World War I (hence why they are often lumped together). Alto-Adige retains great pride in its Germanic heritage, evidenced by the dual language bottle labels appearing in the region. Alto-Adige is most...

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