We have always loved Chardonnay at Sobremesa and the textural component it received from being aged sur lie (french for ‘on the lees’).
This beer went through primary fermentation in neutral french oak hogsheads (300L) with our favourite Belgian yeast/brett strains and was aged on lees for 4 months. This was a blend of two barrels - 69% B2, 31% B3.
Barrel 2 exhibited delicate classic saison characters while barrel 3 brought forward the cherry pie and barnyard characters that bring a bit of the necessary grit in this blend.
Blended and packaged on September 19th 2020 and bottle conditioned for 8 weeks to achieve ideal carbonation. Aromas of pear, apricot skin and white flowers with a pleasant background of barnyard and mustiness. This gives way to a palate full of orange sherbet, freshly ground pepper and grapefruit pith. Very inviting, dry, pillowy mouth feel, with a firm bitterness.
Reminds us of kicking back with mates on a cheap deck chair listening to Mac DeMarco and enjoying a semi assembled charcuterie platter on your mum’s favourite chopping board.
Bottled by gravity | unfined | unfiltered | bottle conditioned | vegan friendly