Plums and petals are two of our favourite things. Like all ingredients we use, both are fleeting. Transient yet punctual in their annual rhythms.
This version of Ostara was aged on 250g/L Golden Plums for 8 months, our native microflora slowly chewing on the plum skins.
We then added 200kg of fresh lilac that our friend Nicolas Querques foraged for us in May of 2020.
The lilac presents itself with a soft floral nose, but the plums are the stars here with that bright and punchy plum acidity. Ostara finishes with a touch of earthy tannin, reminiscent of plum pits.
Please note: The lighting here brings out the purple, but it can look more charcoal grey in different lighting. Lilac colour is not super stable and will fade over time, but it still tastes delicious. 😊
$500 from this release was donated to the Black Youth Helpline.
Black Youth Helpline serves all youth and specifically responds to the need for a Black youth service, positioned and resourced to promote access to professional, culturally appropriate support for youth, families and schools. Learn more here.