Full Review

Meadow Vista

Meadow Vista
Cloud Horse Mead

Category: Traditional Mead

Date Tasted:
Country: Canada
Alcohol: 12%
88 Points
Highly Recommended
$19.05

Meadow Vista
Cloud Horse Mead

Category: Traditional Mead

Date Tasted:
Country: Canada
Alcohol: 12%
Silvery straw color. Floral aromas of lychee, honeydew melon, honeysuckle, quince, magnolia, and warm milk and honey with a silky, vibrant, dry light body and a peppery, interesting, medium-length white pepper and grape leaves finish. A stylish, dry and wine-like mead akin to a gewurztraminer.

Tasting Info

Mead Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity & Juicy & Smooth
Taste Flavor: white pepper and grape leaves
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food and on its own
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A stylish, dry and wine-like mead akin to a gewurztraminer.

The Producer

Meadow Vista Honey Wines

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

Their Portfolio

88 Meadow Vista Cloud Horse Mead 12% (Canada) $19.05.
91 Meadow Vista Mabon Mead 12.1% (Canada) $19.05.
BR Meadow Vista Rubus Mead 12.5% (Canada) $19.95. - Bronze Medal
87 Meadow Vista Rubus Blackberry Mead 12.5% (Canada) $17.00.
89 Meadow Vista Bliss Sparkling Blueberry Haskap Mead 12% (Canada) $13.00.
88 Meadow Vista Pictish Beast Braggot Mead 10% (Canada) $7.00.
86 Meadow Vista Mabon Spiced Mead 12% (Canada) $17.00.
BR Meadow Vista Cloud Horse Mead 12% (Canada) $17.00. - Bronze Medal

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.