Night Eyes, Mead, Enlightenment Wines
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Night Eyes, Mead, Enlightenment Wines

Item # 38091 750mL
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Wine made from organically or biodynamically grown grapes with minimal intervention avoiding the use of chemicals, additives and technology.

Tasting Notes

A tart and tannic sparkling mead with a delicious core of apple and cherry flavors. A savory note of sumac adds to the complexity. A sheer pleasure to drink and a nice match for Indian or Middle Eastern cuisine. Barrel fermented and aged for one year.

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Staff Pick Notes

We mostly think of mead as just being honey and water, but the Night Eyes from Enlightenment Wines is an alchemical wonder. It's made by a co-fermentation of tart cherries, apples, cranberries, rose hips, and sumac, foraged in Hudson Valley. It is barrel fermented and aged for a year before release, giving it a meatiness and texture that's lacking in many meads. Natural wine lovers take note--this dry honey wine is unfined, unfiltered, and fermented with wild yeasts in the pet-nat style. It has just the right level of acid, and a touch of funk on the nose that is perfect with the pretty, gorgeously realized fruit and floral aromas. Wonderfully complex with a cool label, this mead is New York local and natural, from the ingredients to the fermentation.


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New York

No longer is our fair state synonymous with Concord grapes and Manischewitz. New York winemakers have embraced international varieties and hit the ground running. The Hudson River Valley is home to the oldest vineyards in New York State. Lake Erie is still dominated by bulk production for grape juice, though a few small, serious wineries are beginning to crop up. Long Island’s maritime climate...

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