One of several grape lambics in this fascinating Twists of Fate series by 3 Fonteinen, some of which, including this one, having been made even with most, in this case from a blue Muscat grape. Open and thin, pale ‘dirty’ pinkish ring of a head, deep hazy ruby-hued fuchsia robe. Aroma of lots of ‘wild’ grape skin, unripe green grape juice, grass silage, swimming pool-like chlorine, redcurrant, wet clay, earthy sour beetroot, sour yoghurt, red wine vinegar. Fruity onset, strong sour grape (even a little bit vinegary), strong grape skin astringency as well, lemony and acidic, very lactic-tart as well, softish carb, vinous and bone dry mouthfeel; dry, dusty finish, all the way soaked and dried by sour grape and berry-like effects, tannic and woody in the end, a bit earthy, complex and very long finish with that chlorine aspect returning. Quite distinct in comparison with the other new grape ‘Spelingen’, challenging and very complex, very interesting one.
Pours dark pink, not much head. Smell is full, grapes, funky. Taste is full, intense, fruity, funky. Very full. Bbit dry, very smooth. Fruity and funky aftertaste.