3 Fonteinen Intens Rood (S19/20 #77)5425007810943
REGION: Beersel, BEL
SIZE: 375ml / ABV: 6.0%
3 Fonteinen “Intens Rood” (Intense Red) is the result of macerating hand-picked whole sour cherries on lambic for at least six months, in a proportion of one kilogram of fruit per litre of lambic, and is then blended again with more lambic to obtain a minimum intensity of 450 grams of fruit per liter. The kriek lambic ferments in the bottle for at least another six months and develops into an intense wine-like fruit lambic. This bottle fermented, 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!
Dating back to at least 1883, 3 Fonteinen is an iconic lambic producer with a serious cult following. The name 'three fountains' refers to the hand pumps used to serve the three types of lambic at the inn. The business was almost ruined in 2009 after a faulty thermostat resulted in 80,000 bottles of cooked lambic, many exploding, resulting in huge financial loss. We're thankful that 3 Fonteinen is still here to this day and producing some of the most highly sought after lambic in the world.