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Bee d’Vine

Bee d’Vine
NV Brut Mead

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken Shellfish

Category: Traditional Mead

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: 1%
Sustainable Farming
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$24

Bee d’Vine
NV Brut Mead

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken Shellfish

Category: Traditional Mead

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: 1%
Pale yellow straw color. Elegant, fruity aromas and flavors of Asian pear, mint and flower patch earth, honeycomb, and pollen and rose hip with a soft, bright, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a graceful, interesting, long spiced melon, starfruit and kiwi and guanabana and coconut milk finish. A delicious and elegantly styled mead.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: Asian pear, mint and flower patch earth, honeycomb, and pollen and rose hip
Taste Flavor: spiced melon, starfruit and kiwi and guanabana and coconut milk
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: General Tso’s Chicken, Shrimp Cocktail , Chevre
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A delicious and elegantly styled mead.

The Producer

The Honey Wine Company, LLC

The Producer
901 Mission St, Suite 105
San Francisco, CA 94103
USA
1 415-644-8607

Their Portfolio

Traditional Mead

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.