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Fair Isle Mataro Oak-Aged Ale with Mourvedre Grapes 750ml

750M

$23.00

While they have created wine hybrid beers in the past, employing methods like carbonic maceration and co-fermenting with grape must, these are the product of a different technique: refermenting on whole cluster grape varieties. This process produces a finished beer more closely aligned to their longer oak-aged ales like Tove or Eleanor.

Their goal was to put this beautiful fruit from French Creek Vineyard in the Yakima Valley on full display. The vineyard, with its southwest-facing slopes soaking up loads of direct sunlight, makes it an ideal location for growing Rhône varietals. This appellation near Red Mountain is one of Washington State’s smallest and warmest growing regions and produces some truly special wine grapes.

They started with a base beer matured in our Missouri oak foeder for 11 months, which provides a hardy and deep foundation for the fruit. Then they added the whole cluster Mourvèdre, which contributes a more rustic fermentation profile and affects the aroma, texture, and tannin structure of the finished product.

After naturally conditioning for 9 months, Mataro presents notes of red plum and raspberry, supplemented by a lovely herbal spiciness from the whole cluster refermentation.

7 in stock

More Information

Type
Style
SAISON
Alcohol
8.7%
SKU
441657

Jan 17 2024 – Snow Disruption

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