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Abbazia Di Novacella Kerner Praepositus 2016 Product #32362 (In Stock)
Abbazia Di Novacella Kerner Praepositus 2016 Abbazia Di Novacella Kerner Praepositus 2016

The Kerner grape was created in 1929 as a cross between Riesling and Trollinger (Schiava) by a German researcher attempting to strengthen Riesling’s resistance to late spring frosts.  A bit of a failure in Germany, it reached Italy’s mountainous Alto Adige region in the 1970s to be planted in high-altitude sites where frost regularly damaged Sylvaner, Muller-Thurgau, and other white grapes.  Largely due to the success at this monastery with 850 years of winegrowing experience, Alto Adige Kerner earned its own DOC designation in 1993.

 Kerner Praepositus is from fruit growing a nearly a half-mile altitude on 25-40% gradient sloped vineyards running up the western edge of the Dolomites.  In 2016, it’s even more stunning than the Wine Enthusiast 95 point 2015.  Bold and heady aromas of peach, orange zest, green apple, ginger, and smoked herb really burst from the glass.  On the palate, it starts broad and fleshy with deep apricot, citrus, and apple fruit with just a hint of raspberry framed by zingy notes of tangerine zest, ginger, and a hint of spearmint. Then, as the flavors completely fan out, WHAM comes a burst of crushed salty stone that propels the stone fruit, ginger and mint flavors through a long finish you'll still be tasting a minute or more later.  A beautiful wine to drink now – 2020 or so.

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