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Bee d’Vine

Bee d’Vine
Dolce X Dessert Honey Wine

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken

Category: Traditional Mead

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 17%
Sustainable Farming
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$65

Bee d’Vine
Dolce X Dessert Honey Wine

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken

Category: Traditional Mead

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 17%
Yellow straw color. Aromas of golden raspberries drizzled with honey, orgeat, clover, tonka bean, mint, and beeswax with a round, crisp, off-dry light body and an effortless, medium-length candied lemon, sweet ginger, peaches in cream, and chamomile tea finish. A fruity, effortlessly quaffable Mead.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity & Quaffable
Aroma Aroma: golden raspberries drizzled with honey, orgeat, clover, tonka bean, mint, and beeswax
Taste Flavor: candied lemon, sweet ginger, peaches in cream, and chamomile tea
Sweetness Sweetness: Off-Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Chicken Tagine, Chicken Kebobs, Chevre
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A fruity, effortlessly quaffable mead.

The Producer

The Honey Wine Company, LLC

The Producer
2443 Fillmore Street, Suite 380-1815
San Francisco, CA 94115
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.