Medium lemon colored with medium to high viscosity even though it only sports a 13% ABV. The nose has intense aromas of Meyer lemon peel, papaya, white flower, grapefruit, orange pith, mineral notes and petrichor. The palate is dry with high acidity and some upfront bitterness. The acidity is piercing with a refreshing quality that leads into the citrus and tropical fruit flavors. Florals are abundant with white flowers and geranium alongside orange blossom. The body is medium (-) and leads to a long finish that is citrus focused with a hint of phenolic bitterness. This is my first foray into the Kerner varietal, I like it. This bottle runs $30 and gets 92 points from me. I am going to pair it with Jamaican Curry Goat- I believe the acidity will balance the spicy dish nicely. 5 stars, drink till 2025. Salut….
Manni Nossing Kerner Sudtirol Eisacktaler 2020, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy
02 Tuesday May 2023