Cantillon Vigneronne Vintage 2006
From Cantillon – In 1973, Jean-Pierre Van Roy, after having relaunched successfully the production of raspberry lambic, bought white grapes and soaked them in lambic. This experiment was successful too. The fructose, which abounds in these fruits, enables us to make a beer which is more mellow than the Gueuze or the other fruit beers. The name Vigneronne Cantillon was given in 1987. This name reminds us that, while it belongs to the beer patrimony, the spontaneous fermentation, the aging in the barrels for several years and the addition of grapes make it a distant cousin of certain white wines.
Cantillon – Vigneronne Vintage 2006 enjoyed in 2011 – 75 c. bottle poured into a goblet. 5% abv. Thanks Dr. Bill
Appearance: Pours a cloudy yellow gold with minimal bubbles.
Aroma: Dust, musky funky barn yard.
Taste: Super sour lemon, wood tannins, huge levels of funky yeast.
Mouthfeel: Astringent, medium bodied, low carbonation.
Overall: A sour that made me smile. Complex and balanced.