Brussels, Belgium

Brasserie Cantillon

Sophia Lambic 2023

£42

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BRASSERIE CANTILLON
Sophia Lambic 2023
Brussels, Belgium

This lesser-known collaboration with Cantina Giardino sees a three year old lambic infused with three hundred grams per litre of Greco grapes. A young lambic is added to cause a second fermentation in the bottle, producing a hazy, lively beer which wows with complex notes of herbs and brine. Thrillingly unique.

Greco


ABOUT THE PRODUCER

Undoubtedly one of the world’s greatest breweries, Brasserie Cantillon was founded in Brussels in 1900 and has been considered one of the finest producers of traditional lambic ever since.

Today, fourth generation brewer Jean Van Roy is at the helm and the brewery has never been in safer hands. While working with the utmost respect for tradition, Jean has refused to stand still, converting the brewery to organics and continuing to release a dizzying number of new cuvées, which include fascinating collaborations with some of Europe’s great vignerons.

In essence, the beers are made the same way they always have been here. Wild fermented in open top vats and aged in old wooden casks, lambics of different ages are often blended and sometimes infused with berries, stone fruit, grapes, marc or hops, producing pure, vibrant beers of kaleidoscopic complexity.