Full Review

Meadow Vista

Meadow Vista
Cloud Horse Mead

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken

Category: Traditional Mead

Date Tasted:
Country: Canada
Alcohol: 12% RS: 2%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$19

Meadow Vista
Cloud Horse Mead

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken

Category: Traditional Mead

Date Tasted:
Country: Canada
Alcohol: 12% RS: 2%
Bright straw green color. Aromas and flavors of baked and spiced tropical fruits, mint leaves, tangerine, and fern with a silky, soft, fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, appealing, medium-long lemon granita, overripe nectarine, and waxy apple skin finish. A savory, Riesling like mead that will be great at the table.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Crisp & Lively, Non-Oaky & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: baked and spiced tropical fruits, mint leaves, tangerine, and fern
Taste Flavor: lemon granita, overripe nectarine, and waxy apple skin
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Chicken Tagine, Chicken Kebobs, Chevre
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A savory, Riesling like mead that will be great at the table.

The Producer

Meadow Vista Honey Wines

The Producer
3975 June Springs Rd
SE Kelowna, BC V1Z 4B9
Canada
1 250-862-2337

Their Portfolio

90 Meadow Vista Cloud Horse Mead 12% (Canada) $19.00.
89 Meadow Vista Mabon Mead 12% (Canada) $19.00.
86 Meadow Vista Bliss Sparkling Apple Cyser Mead 12.2% (Canada) $13.00.
87 Meadow Vista Bliss Sparkling Cherry Mead 12% (Canada) $13.00.
93 Meadow Vista Ostara Pyment Mead 11.1% (Canada) $28.00.
88 Meadow Vista Cloud Horse Mead 12% (Canada) $19.05.
91 Meadow Vista Mabon Mead 12.1% (Canada) $19.05.
81 Meadow Vista Rubus Mead 12.5% (Canada) $19.95.

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.