The Kerner, which is only cultivated in South Tyrol on a combined area of 30 hectares in Val Venosta and Valle Isarco, was created in the 1920's as a cross between a red Trollinger (Schiava) and white Riesling.
The vine bestows a flavorful, straw-yellow white wine with greenish reflections. The pomace for this wine is brought the Vineyard Köferer in Novacella, where, in addition to Riesling and Sylvaner, a solid Kerner is manufactured. This pomace produces a clear grappa that is just full of character.
Stylistics: Just like the wine, the Kerner Grappa the distillery Zu Plun smells very conservative, low-key. On the palate though, it is dry, full-bodied, and very present. In the end, this distillation exhibits a typical profile with a taste similar to nutmeg.
In the "Old" line of products you will find a brandy and two grappas, which have their time spent in the barriques to thank for their aroma, style, and deep, warm color.
The pure variety of rum is manufactured without added sugar or flavors and smells of the aromas of leather, tobacco, dried fruits, and sultanas. It tastes mild and "feinherb" (on the dry side).
The multifaceted fruit scent of the Riesling is also present in this grappa. It has notes of peach, apricot, quince, and green apple. It tastes full-bodied and characteristic, at the same time, it is surprisingly smooth.
It smells warm and complex with elegant floral notes.