What am I: American Luke Schomer has spent his whole life fermenting – fermenting wine, beer, cider, and of course, ideas. Having been a journeyman beverage maker for many producers in the United States, Luke got his education learning how to ferment nearly every kind of alcoholic beverage there is.
After meeting his Portuguese bride-to-be and living for some time more in the USA, the couple decided to move to Portugal to raise their family (Daughters of Madness is named for their three daughters) and enjoy the family-focused culture of Portugal as well as be close to an abundance of raw material for his fermentation desires including apples for cider and grapes for wine.
Although Luke and his family live full time in the capital of Lisbon, they spend every available moment searching the vineyards and orchards of the Serra Montejunto, particularly around the region of Alcobaça, near where the ciders and wines are made.
Freddie Rose Pet-Nat was produced by crushing, destemming, and pressing Tinto Roriz (also known as Tempranillo) into stainless steel. It underwent a sluggish fermentation and has a slight amount of residual sugar.
Aromas: from bing cherry to strawberry.
Flavors: a cornucopia of fruit - fruit punch in a glass with a flume of bubbles.
Region, Sub-region and/or DOC: Lisboa
Apple Varieties: 100% Tinto Roriz
Alcohol by volume: 12%