Fruity and aromatic, with elegance, peach notes on the nose. The palate is dry and full with a lively texture, spiced, with a muscat note. Cellar for up to 6-8 years.
The fruit is sourced from vines planted between 750-980m asl on fossil-rich, shallow alluvial soils containing quartz phyllite. Delicate crushing after a short period of skin contact, followed by controlled temperature fermentation in stainless steel tanks. No MLF (malolactic fermentation) and seven months on fine lees
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 + Platinum Best in Show, Decanter World Wine Awards 2020
Eisacktaler Kellerei was founded in a traditional vine-growing area of the Alto Adige. Cantina Valle Isarco is the youngest wine-making cooperative in the region. Today, its premium white wines have already become famous both at home and abroad.
The Cantina’s first site was located in the celebrated cellars of the Reinthalerhof estate. Anton Gfader, its owner, was named its first manager by the 24 founding members. After a fire ravaged the old Reinthalerhof estate in the winter of 1962, the executive office of the Cantina decided to purchase the ruins and set up a new, modern, efficient production facility.
In 1975, however, a major snowstorm crushed the production building at the facility, so the Cantina Produttori Valle Isarco moved to its current headquarters, which can be easily reached from the Chiusa motorway exit and from the Brennero state highway. In 2005, a new production facility was built at the Chiusa site, and the old plant was given a general restoration.
At present, the Cantina Produttori Valle Isarco has 130 members from 11 municipalities: Varna, Bressanone, Funes/Tiso, Velturno, Chiusa, Laion, Castelrotto, Villandro, Barbiano, Fié and Renon.