Blend n° 20 • bottling date: 31/01/2020 • bottle count: 659
Wijndomein Hoenshof does not only have grapes in their orchards, but also quite some plum varieties. In the early summer of 2019, we harvested a good 200 kilos of Mirabelle plums. We macerated them on an ex-Bordeaux barrel, with four different lambikken from two different barrels. After five and a half months of maceration, we blended with some young lambik originating from one barrel but from three different brews. So, there are seven lambikken in this blend. Besides, the final fruit intensity clocks at 462 grams of plums per litre. 100% 3 Fonteinen brewed lambik.
Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen “Speling van het Lot” (Twist of Fate) is a series of small batch experimental brews, barrel maturations, fruit macerations and blends.
This 11th version features a range of plum(-like) fruit macerations. About 60 years ago, there were more than 200 ancient plum varieties in and around Belgium, now almost extinct. The ambition is to track down and experiment with such old local varieties and have them grown again with local farmers and enthusiasts.