2016 Pacherhof Kerner

About this Wine

Located in the South Tyrol of NE Italy, Pacherhof’s wine-growing estate is located in Neustift, in the Eisack valley. The historic Pacherhof vineyard is property of the Huber family since 1142. Cellar master Andreas Huber cultivates excellent white grape varieties, pressing them in his own cellar, on 8 hectares of land. Huber’s belief is that it is best to retain the characteristics of the vine and the soil in his wines and to tamper with them as little as possible. 

The Germanic varieties Kerner, Grüner Veltliner, Müller Thurgau, Sylvaner and Riesling are what truly offer a profile that perfectly fits to the Eisack valley. Here they find a unique terroir and are therefore considered some of the world’s most renowned white wines. 

Pacherhof’s natural potential lies in its vineyards, located in gravelly soil, rich in minerals and in special micro-climates. In the Eisack valley, vineyards are favorably located on the steep slopes of the southern sides of the valley. The soil conditions with their mixture of sand, shingle and gravel, have an advantageous effect on the quality of the grapes. The natural diversity and the uncompromising striving for quality by Andreas Huber form the basis for exclusive white wines full of character.  Fresh, chilly nights, warm to hot days and good ventilation contribute to the fruity, subtle aromas of the white wines, and give them their classy style, individual, dry tartness and a taste of attractive robustness. 

If you love Italian white wines, you already know this part of Italy produces some of the best white wines in the world. The unique Kerner grape is a hybrid cross between Trollinger and Riesling. The wine is dry and has an amazing fruit-acid balance which makes it a fantastic wine for food pairing.

You don't know what you're missing until you've had a Kerner.

Aging: 90% Stainless steel, 10% French oak in 10 hL barriques. 6 month sur lie and 2 months in bottle

Reviews

Orange blossom, citrus and yellow stone-fruit aromas almost jump out of the glass. The medium-bodied structured palate delivers juicy grapefruit, ripe apricot and crushed Alpine herb alongside vibrant acidity. A mineral note suggesting crushed stone lingers on the close. ~91WE