Gathering Sauvignon Blanc
Blended barrel-aged sour w/ sauvignon blanc grapes
Gathering Sauvignon Blanc began with whole-cluster fermentation of Sauvignon Blanc grapes from our friend, and Staten Island Ferry Captain, John Viviano’s vineyard on Long Island. These grapes underwent a monthlong carbonic maceration and spontaneous autofermentation, after which we racked the free run juice to oak barrels and blended 1 and 2 year old sour beer with the Sauvignon Blanc pomace. We conditioned this beer for 7 months in the bottle, during which it developed complex fruit aromatics layered atop a base of potent spontaneous funk. On the palate spritely carbonation and soft acids work alongside flavors of passionfruit, black currant, lemon verbena, and pink lady apples.