3 Fonteinen Oude Kriek
REGION Beersel, Belgium
STYLE Kriek / Cherry Gueze
Sour Cherries - Lemon Zest - Almonds
A superb Oude Kriek from one of the finest & faovurite producers of this style. This classic Kriek is packed with tonnes of sour cherries, lemon zest, with nutty notes and all the good funk you'd expect from a premium lambic.
3 Fonteinen Oude Kriek is the result of macerating hand-picked whole sour cherries on young lambic for at least four months, in a proportion of one kilogram of fruit per litre of lambic. The kriek lambic is then blended again with more young lambic to obtain a minimum intensity of 35% fruit, and is bottled immediately afterwards. These bottles are then stored in our cellars for at least five months so that the kriek lambic can develop into a beautiful, traditional, and refined Oude Kriek. With a pleasant tartness and organic notes of almond and cinnamon as it warms in the glass, 3 Fonteinen Oude Kriek, will age perfectly but may lose some of the vibrant red colours and forest fruit aromas. This unfiltered and unpasteurised lambic is all-natural with no artificial juices, syrups, or sugars added. Traditional Lambic is living, cultural heritage rooted in the Zenne valley!
CHEESE & FOOD PAIRING
Try this with chocolate cake - you wont regret it .
This is delicious with Gubbeen and equally delicious with Brillat Savarin.