Cognac and Brandy

Asbach Uralt Brandy

Cognac/Brandy

750 ML

$24.99

Product Description

You might feel that Asbach Uralt, "The Great Brandy from the Rhine," is too distinctive a brandy to be enjoyed any other way than in a snifter. But when you have tried Asbach Uralt in a coctail you will agree with famous bartenders that it is a unique and versatile drink indeed. In Europe, for generations, Asbach Uralt Brandy has been savored and appreciated by connoisseurs of fine brandies.

Details

Varietal: Cognac/Brandy

Region: Germany

Region Description:

The northernmost wine-producing country in Europe, Germany’s cool climates are mostly suitable for white grapes. The best vineyards are situated along rivers such as the Rhine and the Mosel, which temper the extremes of weather and help the grapes ripen. German wines are named after the places they come from, usually a combination of a village name, a vineyard name, and a grape name. German law makes no distinctions of quality between vineyards. As a result, many wines are mass-produced. Look for the classification QbA or QmP to assure that the grower is reputable. The finest wines are given a Prädikat, which is an indication of the ripeness of the grapes at harvest. There are six levels of Prädikat; in order from the least ripe to the ripest they are Kabinett, Spätlese, Auslese, Beerenauslese (BA) Eiswein, and Trockenbeerenauslese (TBA). At the three highest levels, the amount of sugar in the grapes is so high that the wines are inevitably sweet, but since Prädikat is an indication of the amount of sugar in the grape at harvest (and not in the wine) the lower levels of Prädikat offer no direct hint about the wine’s sweetness.