Dandelion Mead "Memento Mori" Enlightenment Wines
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Half-Bottle of Dandelion Mead "Memento Mori" Enlightenment Wines - 2021

Item # 38914 375mL

A wild, herbal mead made from dandelion flowers in foraged in upstate New York. Aromas of wilted green herbs carry to the palate. Enjoy chilled, neat or over ice or experiment in cocktails.

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Each release from Enlightenment wines is in some way unique. While they experiment with new botanicals and flavor profiles in limited releases, even their "simplest" 100% honey wines are a new wine every release, distinct flavors the product of which flowers and plants the bees made honey from, the season, the weather. Here there are 4 ingredients: well water, honey, foraged dandelion flowers, and orange peels, which ferment dry to 15% abv. The nose is frankly green, somewhere between salad bowl and damp forest floor, and underneath is that pollen-bright, dandelion aroma that can only be said to smell of yellow. A mead of remarkable complexity, the palate is tart and dry, herbal and floral. The honey flavors move through it, but play a more supporting role to the dandelion, which sits full-center: familiar, happy.



New York

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. Bordeaux varietals are at home in Long Island’s maritime climate. The Finger Lakes harbors a burgeoning winemaking community where many natural-inclined producers focus on dry still wines. No longer is our fair state synonymous with Concord grapes and Manischewitz; look for brilliant iterations of Pinot Noir, Riesling, Cabernet Franc,...

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