Full Review

Meadow Vista

Meadow Vista
Rubus Mead

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Lamb

Category: Melomel

Date Tasted:
Country: Canada
Alcohol: 12.5%
81 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$19.95

Meadow Vista
Rubus Mead

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Lamb

Category: Melomel

Date Tasted:
Country: Canada
Alcohol: 12.5%
Burnt sienna color. Fruity, minerally aromas of blackberry jam and seltzer with an spritzy, dryish watery body and a charming, medium-length craisin, marinated beet, blackberry skin and seed, and Alka seltzer finish. Natural wine lovers and sour-heads should try this somewhat austere mead that will shine at the table; for cocktails, try using swapping this mead in for vermouth.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity, Savory & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: blackberry jam and seltzer
Taste Flavor: craisin, marinated beet, blackberry skin and seed, and Alka seltzer
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: with food
Recipes Pairing: Duck Confit, Rack of Baby Lamb, Chevre
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Natural wine lovers and sour-heads should try this somewhat austere mead that will shine at the table; for cocktails, try using swapping this mead in for vermouth.

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.

Melomel

Melomel is a traditional mead to which fruit has been added. The fruit character is the driver here, and whether dry or sweet should be very evident. Key here is a natural, ‘off-the-vine’ evocation rather than any suggestion of artificial flavorings.