Distinctly Perceived is a barrel aged ale made with white wine grape pomace. The name makes reference to René Descartes' philosophies on optics and colour.
The 2022 cuvee is a blend of golden mixed culture ales aged on Riesling and Viognier pomace from our good friends Ravensworth Wines in Murrumbateman, NSW. Comprising three barrels and over 1 tonne of pomace, its great and powerful, a lot of skin influence. Five months maceration, five months in bottle conditioning.
Previous cuvees have been extremely well received beers marrying the tannins and fruit character of direct press white wine with the acid and texture of our barrel aged beer.
"Aromas of citrus zest, unripe melon and funky stonefruit. There’s a big spice element also, skinsy vinous spice, dusty brown spices and oak derived sweet vanilla. A tempered palate, there’s a phenolic grip from the grape skins but it still retains a lovely finesse. Musky skinsy white grape, forest spice, mesquite pod, pear and grapefruit flow along the palate. Vinous oak gives length to the dry finish." - Luke's tasting notes.