Mead (Honey wine)
Sweet Mead From Forest And Blossom Honey
Medium Dry Mead From Forest And Blossom Honey
Sweet Mead From Linden Honey
Dessert Mead From Ulmo Honey
Mead From Sweet Chestnut Honey
Medium Dry Mead From Silver Fir Honey
Sweet Mead From Lavender Honey
Our sweet mead from forest and blossom honey is our best-selling mead type. With a residual sweetness of approximately 80-85 g/l, an alcohol content of 12 % by volume and an intense odor and flavor of honey, it is what the customer expects of a honey wine. We select the honeys so that the mead is still quite similar in flavor even after many different batches.
People like to drink this mead heated in the cold season of the year or on cool nights. As a hot drink it is an absolute hit on the Christmas markets.
We store sweet mead from forest and blossom honey in 0.25 l and 0.75 l glass bottles,
decorative 0.75 l stoneware bottles
and in 20 l containers for serving of drinks. To underline the high standard of our meads we seal the 0.75 l bottles as a rule with natural cork. A screw cap, which is much cheaper than natural cork, is usually associated with a cheap content by the consumer. However, we respect your wishes.
The medium dry mead from forest and blossom honey is the favorite of the customers who like the flavor of the sweet mead from forest and blossom honey but find the intense sweetness too dominant over the aroma. We use the same honey basics for both types. In traditional wine growing areas people normally drink less sweet wines as in areas further away from production.
Medium dry mead is less suitable for hot serving. The sweet honey wine is much more suitable for that.
DThe medium dry mead has a residual sweetness of approximately 35-45 g/l, an alcohol content of 14 % by volume and is stored in 0.25 l and 0.75 l glass bottles, decorative 0.75 l stoneware bottles and in 20 l containers, for serving of drinks, for your supply. To underline the high standard of our meads, we normally seal the 0.75 l bottles with natural cork. The much cheaper screw cap is usually associated with a cheap content by the consumer. However, we respect your wishes.
In our consumer tests sweet mead from linden honey with its fine, fruity bouquet is the absolute consumer favorite of our mead types. With an alcohol content of 10.5 % by volume and a residual sweetness of approximately 90 g/l it is not too sweet to dominate the development of this unique aroma of the linden honey.
We are particularly critical with the selection of the honey. Quite often we have to taste up to 20 or 30 samples of linden honey from different countries before we find one that we think suitable. However, when you open one of the bottles you will realize how rewarding our very critical attitude with the selection of the ingredients is.
We store linden mead in 0.75 l glass bottles, which are normally sealed with natural cork.
Dessert mead from ulmo honey is heavy and rich in alcohol. It could almost be characterized as a liqueur. The intensity is greater than any of our other mead types. One of the reasons is that we use almost a pound of honey for one liter of ulmo mead. The alcohol content of this mead is 14 % by volume and the residual sweetness significantly above 100 g/l.
Ulmo honey is harvested by the beekeepers in southern Chile. Unfortunately, we cannot always supply this truly unique mead, as the harvests are somewhat unstable. It would be advisable to secure your share in time. To document the special position of this mead we normally do not fill it into white glass bottles but 0.75 liter antique green Bordeaux bottles. Of course, we seal this mead also with a high standard natural cork.
Mead from sweet chestnut honey! You either love it or hate it. Just like the sharp, almost bitter sweet chestnut honey is rejected by some, it is enthusiastically accepted by others and it is the same with this mead. There are many who will not drink this mead and a few that find it the crowning of the mead production. The analytical data hereby are in the normal range with an alcohol content of 12.5 % by volume and approximately 65g/l residual sweetness, but nothing else. We fill this honey wine into 0.75 liter glass bottles and seal it with a natural cork. For the sweet chestnut mead we recommend a long-term storage, but who has that much time today?
Despite the difference to grape wine, the medium dry mead from silver fir honey is, in our opinion, the mead that is the most similar one to it. We like to reminisce how it was the absolute favorite of the audience of the wine spoiled connoisseurs from France and Italy that visited us for the
in Lausanne. More sweetness than the present 50 g/l would only overpower too much of this fine, smoky malty aroma of the silver fir honey. With the alcohol content of 13 % by volume, still in the medium range of our mead supply, it is particularly suitable for a long-term storage. However, it tends to a slight building of sediment, which will not bother the connoisseur. We supply this mead like the other type of honey wines in the 0.75 l Bordeaux bottle sealed with a good natural cork.
Sweet mead from lavender honey is difficult to ferment, because the French lavender honey from the Provence region that we use ferments very hesitantly. The production of this honey wine demands our complete knowledge and capability. However, when we obtain the fine nuances of the lavender honey (which we nearly always select in person from the beekeepers locally in the south of France) and later also the mead, we are definitely compensated for all our efforts.
Although years ago we had planned to make dry mead with an alcohol content of 11.5 % by volume, it is now very sweet with over 100 g/l. It just did not go well with the aroma, which again shows that taste cannot be rationally planned but requires the experience of senses. We supply this mead like the other types of honey wines in the 0.75 l Bordeaux bottle sealed with a good natural cork.