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2014 Kerner

Manni Nössing

2014 Kerner Manni Nössing - Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant
Kerner is a big, tough grape, just stubborn enough to thrive on the stark cliffs of the Alto Adige. Manni Nössing masterfully whittles these two rough elements, grape and land, to create exquisiteness in the bottle. With his guiding force, Kerner precisely captures the stunning minerality of the Valle Isarco. –Katie Dodds
$30.00
Vintage: 2014
Bottle Size: 750mL
Blend: Kerner
Appellation: Alto Adige – Valle Isarco
Country: Italy
Region: Alto Adige
Producer: Manni Nössing
Winemaker: Manni Nössing
Vineyard: 2-15 years,2.5 ha
Soil: Sandy, Granite
Aging: Controlled-temperature fermentation in stainless steel vats lasts about 10-12 days
Farming: Sustainable
Alcohol: 13.5%

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About Alto Adige

In the heart of the Dolomites, Alto Adige is Italy’s northernmost wine region. Having changed hands multiples times in its history between Italy and the Austro-Hungarian Empire (it shares a border with Austria), it boasts strong Germanic influence on its culture, language, cuisine, as well as its wines.

The mountainous geography is the principal determinant of local winemaking styles, with the high-altitude vineyards and cool Alpine climate favoring primarily crisp, racy, aromatic whites from varieties like Kerner, Sauvignon, Müller Thurgau, and Grüner Veltliner. A Mediterranean influence on climate is channeled north up the valley until Bolzano, permitting the cultivation of certain reds as well, among which Schiava, Lagrein, Pinot Nero, and Merlot fare best.

Small growers who once sold fruit to the area’s multiple co-ops are now increasingly bottling their own wines. The arrival of many quality-oriented artisans on the scene caught our eye years ago, and we now count three estates from Südtirol, as it is also known, in our portfolio. These high-acid mountain wines make for a beautifully invigorating aperitivo with thinly sliced speck, a local specialty.

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For the wines that I buy I insist that the winemaker leave them whole, intact. I go into the cellars now and select specific barrels or cuvées, and I request that they be bottled without stripping them with filters or other devices. This means that many of our wines will arrive with a smudge of sediment and will throw a more important deposit as time goes by, It also means the wine will taste better.

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