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Staff Pick

Die Hochland Imker Limetree Blossom Mead - NV

Item # 35006 500mL
$23.99/ Single Bottle
$143.94 $129.55/ Case of 6
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Tasting Notes

From the highlands of Austria comes this single variety mead. Made only from honey of linden blossoms, often called lime trees in eastern Europe. Distinct lime aromas blend with white flowers and subtle honeycomb. This mead is nicely balanced and not overly sweet.


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Staff Pick Notes

Mead. It's not just for Vikings anymore. Actually the history of honey wine predates Norse culture by centuries in ancient Greece, and even earlier in China. Some even theorize that mead is the world's oldest alcoholic beverage. Thanks, bees! As with grape wine, it all starts with the basic ingredients, so the type of honey matters immensely. This 'single varietal' mead was made from the honey of bees who pollinated solely from Austrian Limetree (Linden) Blossom. Yes, of course it smells like honey, but white flowers, delicate citrus, freshly cut grass and hay make for a refreshingly earthy bouquet. And while sweet, this mead is by no means cloying. It has enough finesse to kick off your party as an aperitif, but can also compliment roasted meats, spiced fruit and other autumnal fare. Or Renaissance fare. OK, I had to.

- DY

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