Earlier in Germany and Austria used term to classify a particularly outstanding wine, called Kreszenz . The origin of the term is a wine cellar in 1245 erbauter the Cistercian monastery in Eberbach The term was derived from a cabinet in the basement, where the best wines were stored (Fr. cabinet = next room). It was first used in 1712 to describe a wine as a reserve quality. This historic cellar is still "Cabinet-basement" called. These wines were (in order to increase alcohol) are not enriched with sugar. The term "Cabinet" was also added to the premium wine names, such as "Riesling Spätlese Cabinet". Alone for the Cabinet was also an ...You see a shortened form of description. The full description is reserved for our subscribers.