de Garde The Rochette 750ML


de Garde

The Rochette

A Spontaneous Wild Ale aged in oak barrels with Cabernet Sauvignon grapes for 3 years.

A new release for us, featuring Cabernet Sauvignon grapes from The Rocks District, here in Oregon. Barrels of spontaneous beer, aged for over two years, were transferred into oak tank with freshly harvested and gently destemmed grapes. After a secondary fermentation/maceration, the ensuing hybrid loveliness was matured in a third round of large format, neutral oak barrels.

We get some classic Cabernet notes, but with the distinct savory Rocks character and a stony minerality, marrying beautifully with the funky beer base. Lovely now, and capable of further maturation in bottle if desired.

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