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Bee d’Vine

Bee d’Vine
NV Brut X Honey Wine

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken

Category: Traditional Mead

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.5%
Sustainable Farming
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$77

Bee d’Vine
NV Brut X Honey Wine

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken

Category: Traditional Mead

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.5%
Light gold color. Attractive aromas and flavors of sage, dried pineapple, ripe peach, chestnut honey, and petrol with a silky, bright, dry light body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length finish that shows accents of beeswax and carnation. A balanced, vinous and food-friendly Mead with wide appeal.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth & Fruity
Aroma Aroma: sage, dried pineapple, ripe peach, chestnut honey, and petrol
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of beeswax and carnation
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Chicken Piccata, Chicken Kebobs, Chevre
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A balanced, vinous and food-friendly mead with wide appeal.

The Producer

The Honey Wine Company, LLC

The Producer
2443 Fillmore Street, Suite 380-1815
San Francisco, CA 94115
USA
1 415-644-8607

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.