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Stolen Harvest

Stolen Harvest
Birch Hills Traditional Mead

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken

Category: Traditional Mead

Date Tasted:
Country: Canada
Alcohol: 10%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$30

Stolen Harvest
Birch Hills Traditional Mead

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken

Category: Traditional Mead

Date Tasted:
Country: Canada
Alcohol: 10%
Silvery emerald straw color. Aromas and flavors of caramelized nectarine, honey roasted cashews, musk and mulberry, and saffron with a round, bright, fruity medium-to-full body and an interesting, medium-length finish displaying notes of honey roasted mixed nuts, brown sugar flambéed apricot, and white grape. Decadent without being cloying, a layered and thoughtful sipper.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively
Aroma Aroma: caramelized nectarine, honey roasted cashews, musk and mulberry, and saffron
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of honey roasted mixed nuts, brown sugar flambéed apricot, and white grape
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own
Recipes Pairing: Chicken Tagine, Chicken Kebobs, Chevre
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Decadent without being cloying, a layered and thoughtful sipper.

The Producer

Stolen Harvest Meadery

The Producer

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.

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