Praepositus Kerner, Abbazia di Novacella
- 100% Kerner
- 650-750m elevation
- Permeable morainic deposits composed of mica schist, para gneiss and quartzite
- South, south-west orientation
- Fermentation and aging in stainless steel tanks
Alto Adige DOC
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Press & Reviews
Intense aromas of ripe apricot, tangerine and botanical herb lead the way. Full bodied and savory, the palate also boasts tension and energy, delivering ripe yellow peach, orange zest, nutmeg and ginger alongside vibrant acidity.
The 2018 Kerner Praepositus is intensely perfumed and even a bit spicy in the glass, showing zested lemon with yellow flowers, hints of ginger, white smoke and sour melon. Soft textures soothe the senses, giving way to ripe orchard fruits with a citrus and mineral twang that slices through its otherwise rich persona to result in a wonderfully pure and clean expression. Inner florals resonate for well over a minute, along with a lasting note of bitter granny smith apple and lime. The Praepositus line is a selection of what Abbazia di Novacella considers their best fruit from each harvest, vinified all in stainless steel.