The white grape variety is a new breed between Schiava Grossa (Trollinger) x Riesling What happened in 2012 DNA analysis was confirmed. Synonyms are Herold Triumpf, Kerner Bijeli, Kernerrebe, Weinsberg S 25 and (first name) White Herald. The crossing took place in 1929 at the State Teaching and Research Institute in vineyard (Württemberg) through August herald (1902-1973). The variety protection was granted in 1969. The name was named after the Swabian doctor and wineologist Justinus Kerner (1786-1862) who lived in Weinsberg. The same parents are also Rotberger and Witberger emerged. Kerner was crossing partner of the new breeds jewel. Red Milan and Silcher, A mutation is Kernling,
The medium to late ripening vine is prone to real mildew and tends to the so-called Kerner disease, however, is resistant to frost, She makes a riesling-like white wine with lighter Kandisnote and aromas of orange peel and good quality potential. The acreage in 2009 was in Germany 3,584 hectares, in 2000 it was twice as much. Other stocks were also in 2010 England (6 ha), Japan (357 ha), California. Canada (11 ha), Austria. Switzerland (19 ha), Slovenia (2 ha) and South Africa, The acreage in 2010 totaled 3,994 hectares, in the world varieties ranking the rank 126.
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
Pictures: Ursula Bruehl, Doris Schneider, Julius Kühn Institute (JKI)