Putzenhof, Kerner Alto Adige DOC 2018


Alto Adige
Produced in only 4,000 bottles a year by the Putzenhof wine-estate, this wine has a bright yellow colour with greenish reflections with notes of spices and herbs on the nose. Medium bodied, with flavours of apple, lime, white peach, and wild herbs, this Kerner has a vibrant acidity and a remarkable minerality, with a longlasting finish. It is greatly balanced and great with food.
Recommended food pairings: seafood, mild-curry dishes, white meats.
Kerner is a grape mostly planted in Germany and Austria which also thrives in Trentino Alto, Northern Italy. At Putzenhof vines are planted over approximately 5.5 hectares of terraced vineyards, while 1.5 hectares are grown with apple trees.
The total average production a year is about 35,000 bottles.
At Putzenhof they also have six delightful rooms for guests in their farmhouse. Recommended pairing for the wine: charcuterie, matured cheeses and game
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Trentino Alto Adige

Trentino Alto Adige

Trentino Alto-Adige is characterized by the alpine peaks which soar for many thousands of feet above the Adige river Valley. The region follows the Adige river along its north-south course down from the Alps towards the plains, winding past various valleys and lakes.

Trentino-Alto Adige produces 8 DOCs and has a wide range of varieties: Schiava, Teroldego, Lagrein, and international grapes like Chardonnay and Pinot Noir among the most widely used. The standard red Trentino Rosso is made from the Cabernet grapes, with Merlot also thrown in to make it a near-complete Bordeaux Blend. Its white Trentino Bianco counterpart has Chardonnay and Pinot Bianco as its base, with Sauvignon Blanc, Muller-Thurgau and Manzoni Bianco as permitted auxiliaries.

Grape varieties In addition to the dominant local varieties Schiava and Lagrein, there's more and more interest for Teroldego and Pinot Noir amongst red grapes, while the main white grape vaeriteis are: Muller-Thurgau, Sylvaner and Gewurztraminer and some very fine examples of Sauvignon and Pinot Bianco, with other indigenous grapes like Nosiola.