Thursday, October 29, 2009

Pieroth Blue 2008 Burg Layer Schlosskapelle

Kabinett Wine
House of Pieroth

For a crisp, fresh, light, and slightly fruity wine, you might like to try a Kabinett from Germany. Here's a great review of the Pieroth Blue 2008 Burg Layer Schlosskapelle.

The House of Pieroth is one of the largest German wine enterprises, with a wine-making history going back to 1731. The company also owns vineyards in France, Brazil, South Africa, and Italy, and is a respected authority on international wines.

If you can find a Kabinett wine in the traditional blue bottle, be sure to save it! One can't help but admire the distinctive cobalt blue color. In the Nahe region of Germany, where the Kabinett wine is produced, soil conditions are the secret behind the color. More than two centuries ago, artisans at the Nahe glassworks crafted bottles locally, and wines produced in the region became associated with the blue-colored bottles.

People familiar with the area's history and traditions believe that Nahe region wines are the only ones appropriate for presentation in the cobalt blue bottle. In the current marketplace, green appears to be the most common bottle color for German Kabinett wines.

A Guide to the Rhine
by G. Hölscher
Describing a Summer Tour From Dusseldorf to Mainz, Including Visits to the Valleys of the Nahe, Lahn, Moselle, Ahr, the Siebengebirge, etc.

Nahe Germany Aluminum City Sign

View of Bingen, Germany with Terraced Vineyards in the Background
Original Halftone Print Measures Approximately 8.25" by 5.25"

German Wine Growing Region

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