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Saint Lamvinus '20
** 1 Bottle Limit Per Customer / Order. Your order will be refunded if you exceed this limit - we are also not offering free shipping for these products - orders over $250 will be asked to pay for shipping"
Cantillon is the only traditional lambic brewery located within the city of Brussels. Founded in 1900, today Cantillon operates both as a brewery and as a living museum, the Brussels Gueuze Museum. Cantillon uses 100% organic grains and hops in all of its beers. Cantillon brews traditional lambic products, using 65% malted barley and 35% unmalted wheat. Cantillon's beers are spontaneously fermented using a large coolship in the attic of the brewery and fermented in oak barrels.
To read more information about the history of Cantillon click here
Description: Merlot is the iconic grape variety used for Bordeaux wines and the fruit we use to produce Saint Lamvinus is from the Côtes de Bourg area. Around eight weeks of soaking allows the lambic to extract all the tannins from the grapes. As in wine production, a good grape harvest will yield a beer with more body and character while a poorer harvest will result in less fruity Saint Lamvinus in which the presence of lambic is more pronounced. The use of grapes grown for wine means that Saint Lamvinus symbolises the link between the worlds of wine and beer.
Given the success of this product we have over the past several years tried out many other combinations with our winemaking friends, most of whom have adopted a biodynamic and completely natural approach to agriculture. These very limited production batches are only available for tasting at the brewery.
Blend of lambics aged on average 16 to 18 months and of Merlot grapes.
Lambic can be rightly considered the missing link between the worlds of wine and beer, and Saint Lamvinus takes this one step further by adding grapes normally intended for wine production.
Intense, fruity beer that lingers on the palate and has a clear connection to its winemaking origins.
Style: Lambic w. Merlot Grapes
Selling Format: 750mL Bottle