Discover the grape variety: Kerner
Intraspecific crossing between frankenthal and riesling obtained in Germany in 1929 by August Karl Herold (1902/1973). In 1951 and by crossing it with the sylvaner, we obtained the juwel. It should be noted that there is a mutation of Kerner, discovered in 1974 and bearing the name of kernling, with grapes of pink-grey to red-grey colour at full maturity. Kerner can be found in Germany, Belgium, Slovenia, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, South Africa, Australia, the United States, Canada, Japan... practically unknown in France except in a few Moselle vineyards.
Informations about the Winery Belzer
The Winery Belzer is one of of the world's greatest estates. It offers 7 wines for sale in the of Rheinhessen to come and discover on site or to buy online.
The wine region of Rheinhessen
Rheinhessen is Germany's largest region for producing the quality wines of the Qualitätswein bestimmter Anbaugebiete (QbA) and Prädikatswein designations, with roughly 26,500 hectares (65,000 acres) of Vineyard">Vineyards as of 2014. Many of its most significant viticultural areas are favorably influenced by the Rhine river, which runs aLong its North and eastern borders. The Rhine, along with the Nahe river to the west and the Haardt mountains to its South, form a natural border. Rheinhessen covers an area south of Rheingau, north of Pfalz and east of Nahe, and is located within the Rhineland-Palatinate federal state.
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The word of the wine: White winemaking
White wines are obtained by fermentation of the juice after pressing. A pre-fermentation maceration is sometimes practiced to extract the aromatic substances from the skins. White wines are normally made from white grapes, but can also be made from red grapes (blanc de noirs). The grapes are then pressed as soon as they arrive at the vat house without maceration in order to prevent the colouring matter contained in the skins from "staining" the wine.