Our very first batches brewed here at Mousetrap, aged in the first fill of one of our 14 yr old Barolo foedres for multiple seasons to eke out every last bit of their essence. Dry, but wonderfully fruited, vinous character is supported by complex wood tannin structure while barnyard earthiness plays off ripe pineapple and nectarine notes from mixed fermentation of Brettanomyces claussenii, mango like farmhouse ale yeast, and acidic wild cultures. Initial blushes are of nectarines, strawberries, and blackberry jam with a deeper base of soil, mahogany, and India ink. These are followed by a quick nip of nectarine like acidity expanding to an expressive meadow of over-ripened peach flesh, angel food cake, and summer harvest honey. The finish is a long, meandering affair of tannin, slate like minerality, pie crusts, and black cherry.