As we push further in our development of beer/wine hybrids, the Oenobier series focuses on different varieties of wine grapes while drawing inspiration from the body and drinking experience of classic wines and champagnes. This series is informed by our past work with beers like Stroka, Bug Valley, Terroir Project: Rkatsiteli and Oenobier's first iteration, which was created with our friends from Monkish.
Viognier grapes are perhaps most known for being grown in the Condrieu Region of the Rhône Valley in Southern France. A fickle grape, Viognier thrives in regions with rocky soil and long, warm growing seasons that allow the grapes to fully ripen and showcase their intense aromatic quality.
With its quintessential high acidity, Loire Valley Chenin Blanc is an incredibly versatile variety. Ripe with notes of juicy stonefruit, freshly-zested lemon, and a gentle earthy character, Oenobier: Chenin Blanc presents a wonderfully complex aroma. Delicate tangerine, fresh biscuit, and oaky vanilla tones make an appearance towards the back of the palate. Light in body with a crisp, sophisticated effervescence, Oenobier: Chenin Blanc is a well-structured addition to our wine/beer hybrid family.
STYLE: American Wild Ale
HOPS: US Goldings
MALT: Pilsner, Oats, Wheat, Crystal Malt, Golden Promise
ADDITIONAL INGREDIENTS: Chenin Blanc Grape Juice