Kinsale Mead Co., Atlantic Dry Mead - Sauternes Barrel AgedRegular price €29.00
The Kinsale Mead Company have recently revived the ancient art of mead-making with flair and finesse in equal measure. To build on the success of their established favourites—Atlantic Dry and Wild Red—Kate and Denis Dempsey have begun to add a new dimension with the use of wine and port barrels for finishing their fine meads.
Based on the Atlantic Dry recipe, the Sauternes Barrel Aged edition is a three year old traditional mead made from orange blossom honey. It's fermented into a dry, crisp and honeyed drink and conditioned for the last twelve months before release in a wine barrel of French oak previously used for Sauternes, the celebrated dessert wine.
The spirit of the Sauternes lends structure and new shades of flavour to what is already a unique mead.
Characterized by honey and almond notes and a fragrance of honeysuckle and white flowers, this balanced, silky dry mead has fresh citrus on the palate and a long, subtle finish thanks to its time spent in the barrel.
‘Floral and scented with layers of honey, toasted nuts and citrus peel. Intriguing and delicious. Try with strong cheeses—it would be great with blue cheese.’
John Wilson, Irish Times
|Supplier||Kinsale Mead Co.|
|Wine colour||White wine|
|Grape variety||not grapes—honey|
|Bottle size||75 cl|