Cobalt Lake 2020 (ICC Silver Medal Winner)
The Black Forest landscape is dotted with huge, ancient pear trees. Up to 200 years old, these gnarly giants are remnants from the time when subsistence farmers relied on them to feed their animals and themselves.
These are true perry pears, bursting with sugar, flavor and TANNIN – perfect for making high quality perry. However, harvesting and processing is very laborious. The pears are small, ripen over an extended period, and often do not store well. We will visit a tree 5-10 times in a season, to ensure that we are only getting perfectly ripe fruit.
We gladly make this effort, because the results are worth it. The perry is on par with anything coming out of England or Austria.
|Product||Single orchard sparkling perry|
|Process||Fermented to dry and bottle conditioned|
|Bottle||0,375L champagne bottle|
|Tasting Notes||Cobalt Lake is the product of two very special trees in our meadow orchard: Pastorenbirne and Luxemburgian perry pear. |
It is remarkably different from the Perry Cuvée, sourced from the very same location. Notes of grapefruit, citrus and a touch of apricot mingle with the pear aromas. Bold tannins and a nice acidic zing make this the ultimate summer drink.
We produced only 100L of this delicious perry – get it while you can.
|Production||265 bottles / 22 cases|
Cobalt Lake: a diamond in the wilderness
Cobalt Lake is a glacier-fed lake in Montana’s Glacier National Park. It takes a challenging 8 Km hike to reach it’s location, nestled below Chief Lodgepole Peak. If the view hasn’t already taken your breath away, a jump into the icy waters surely will.
This is where we release limited editions and experimental products. You can get an insight into our product development and gain early access. The product names are inspired by our other passion: bicycle touring. Just as we explore out of the way places and beautiful landscapes on our bikes, so you may discover rare and surprising aspects of the world of cider.