In early January we received a load of morello sour cherries from the Yarra Valley which are only available fresh for 2-3 weeks of the year. Knowing we only had one chance this year to create Fortune Telling Lady we spent many months deciding on the appropriate blend of base golden barrel aged sour beer to best showcase the early season cherries.
During the 3 months bottle conditioning in our temperature controlled room, our in house artist created the beautiful watercolor label that adorns our bottle. The 2020 vintage pours a bright red with dissipating white head. Aromatically this beer throws soft brett tones with a touch of oak and a rich dried cherry aroma that excites the senses. A medium level of acidity shares the palate with a textural complex beer that's bright and elegant. Fortune Telling Lady is a showcase of the quality fruit from the Yarra Valley and the ever evolving breathing organism that is Future Mountain.