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Kerner (Germany)

Kerner is a German crossing between red Trollinger and white Riesling.

Typical Flavors


Citrus
Citrus
Pear
Pear
Peach
Peach
Mango
Mango

Currants
Currants
Flowers
Flowers
Herbs
Herbs
Minerals
Minerals

Kerner has clean aromas of White and Tropical Fruit, delicate Moscat notes.

Hints of Red Currants, Acasia Flowers, Herbs, and Rocky Minerals.

Profile

Compared to Riesling, Kerner has milder acidity and more body:

SUGARDry
BODYMedium
FRUITMedium
ACIDITYMedium - High
Serving temperature:
10-12°C (50-54°F)

Food Pairing

Kerner is ideal as an aperitif.


Aperitif
Aperitif
Antipasti
Antipasti
Vegetables
Vegetables
Pasta
Pasta

Fish
Fish
Chicken
Chicken
Turkey
Turkey
Soft Cheese
Soft Cheese

Kerner is an all-round wine, but pairs best with light dishes and vegetables.

Pairing Suggestions

Excellent Pairing:
Fish. Seafood Pasta.
Light Poltry. Chicken. Turkey.
Light White Meat. Veal. Pork.
Grilled Poltry. Grilled White Meat.
Spicy Asian. Thai Green Curry.
Chinese. Sweet and Sour.

Cheese:
Soft Cheese.
Cheese Soufflé.

German Specialities:
Onion Tart.
Grilled Garlic Chicken.

If You Like Kerner

You May Also Like:

Arneis (Italy)
Chenin Blanc Dry (France)
Douro Branco (Portugal)
Etna Bianco (Italy)
Falangina (Italy)
Fiano (Italy)
Kerner (Germany)
Riesling (Alsace, France)
Rousette (France)
Roupeiro (Portugal)
Vermentino (Italy)
Verdicchio (Italy)

The Ideal Glass

A Tulip Shaped glass is the best choice for a dry white wine.

It guides the wine to the center of your mouth, avoiding the sides, where acidity is less pleasant.

A smaller bowl also helps to serve smaller quantities, and keep the wine cold.

Remember to hold the glass by the stem!

About Kerner

The Kerner grape was bred in 1929 by August Herold, when he crossed red Trollinger (aka Schiava) with white Riesling.

In Germany, Kerner is often used in blends. It is mostly planted in Pfalz, Rheinhessen, Mosel, and Württemberg. It is also widely planted in Italy (Alto Adige), Austria, and Switzerland.

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