Abbazia di Novacella Praepositus Kerner 2010
Perfect for antipasti, and shellfish based dishes.
Bright straw-yellow with a green tinge. Highly spicy, perfumed aromas of violet and ginger, with hints of lime and crushed stone. Lively, juicy, very fresh flavors are similar to the aromas and linger impressively on the persistent finish. Impressively balanced, complex and spicy, this kerner has sneaky concentration and great finishing lift and thrust. For those who think nothing but bad things about kerner, this is a must-try wine.
The 2010 Kerner Praepositus is a more textured, creamier wine that the Sylvaner Praepositus tasted alongside it. Layers of fruit caress the palate in this effortless, totally gracious white. Ripe peaches, apricots, sage, savory herbs and wild flowers are all woven together nicely.