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The white grape variety is a new breed between Schiava Grossa (Trollinger) x Riesling what happened through in 2012 DNA analysis has been confirmed. Synonyms are Herold Triumpf, Kerner Bijeli, Kernerrebe, Weinsberg S 25 and (first name) Weißer Herold. 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 issued in 1969. The name came after the Swabian doctor and wine literary Justinus Kerner (1786-1862) who lived in Weinsberg. Are from the same parents too Rotberger and Witberger emerged. Kerner was a crossing partner of the new varieties jewel. Red Milan and Silcher, A mutation is Kernling,

Kerner - grape and leaf

The medium to late ripening vine is susceptible to real ones mildew and tends to the so-called Kerner disease, however, is resistant to frost, It produces a Riesling-like white wine with a light weight Kandisnote and aromas of orange peel and good quality potential. The acreage in 2009 was Germany 3,584 hectares, in 2000 it was twice as much. There were further stocks in 2010 in England (6 ha), Japan (357 ha), California. Canada (11 ha), Austria. Switzerland (19 ha), Slovenia (2 ha) and South Africa, The total acreage in 2010 was 3,994 hectares, worldwide varieties ranking the rank 126.

Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
Images: Ursula Brühl, Doris Schneider, Julius Kühn Institute (JKI)

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