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.
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.