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Valley Vineyards Honey Mead
     

Valley Vineyards
Honey Mead

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken

Category: Traditional Mead

Date Tasted: 7/16/2012
Country: USA
Alcohol: 11.5%
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90 Points
Exceptional
$11.99
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Golden color. Aromas of raw honey, sour cream frosting, soy sauce, white balsamic, and delicate grassy herbs with a sweet medium body and a clover honey, apple and pear sauce and cider finish. A lively desert style mead with good intensity, acidity, depth and length.
Tasting Info
WINE Glass Style: Crisp & Lively
Aroma Aroma: raw honey, sour cream frosting, soy sauce, white balsamic, and delicate grassy herbs
Taste Flavor: clover honey, apple and pear sauce and cider
Sweetness Sweetness: Sweet
Enjoy Enjoy: Enjoy on its own
Pairing Pairing: Chicken Tagine, Chicken Kebobs, Chevre
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A lively desert style mead with good intensity, acidity, depth and length.
The Producer

Valley Vineyards

The Producer
2276 E US 22 and 3
Morrow, OH 45152
USA
1 513-899-2485
Traditional Mead
Wine Glass Mead.jpg
Serve in a Goblet

Traditional meads should incorporate only honey as a fermentable ingredient, along with water and of course yeast. They can range in character from dry to semi-sweet to sweet, and may be sparkling or still. While not necessarily “traditional”, they may also be fortified and/or barrel-aged. Whether the honey used is a single varietal or a mixture, it is important for a successful traditional mead to evidence the floral nature of the honey; indeed, it should be the defining characteristic. Some acidity is often desired to balance sweetness, but this is not necessary. Lighter versions may be analogous to white wines of corresponding sweetness/dryness, but should present distinctly honeyed emphasis.

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