Afon Mêl- Honey Mead, 37.5cl 13% vol
Afon Mel (Honey River) mead is made in Wales from honey sourced from hives spread across the beautiful Ceredigion countryside. These small groups of hives give a beautifully blended honey from the depth and diversity of the wildflowers in the county.
Hand made, and matured in oak casks, Mead is a smooth honey wine that can be drunk in a variety of ways: before a meal, as an aperitif with ice or tonic water, or straight as you would drinnk a sherry. It is also extreamely good as a dessert wine or as a liqueur after a meal.
Fermented with Welsh Wildflower Honey to give the true taste of honey mead.
THIS PRODUCERS STORI
Afon Mêl renews the tradition of mead making with a range of modern meads. Using a traditional recipe and modern brewing techniques our mead, which is made in small batches, is fermented at ambient tempreratures during the summer months before maturing in casks. The process takes at least two years which results in our mead having a smooth, mature, full bodied flavour. The alcohol and the beautiful honey flavour present in all our meads is simply a result of fermenting honey and water together.
Brewed by monks through the middle ages, MEAD was the mainstay of Welsh courtly life. It is reckoned to be the oldest alcoholic drink in the world. All over drink in the world. All over Europe it was thought to be an aphrodisiac and given to newlyweds to drink for a month, hence the origin of the word 'honeymoon'. Celebrated in the poetry of Aneirin and Taliesin, it was a drink for which the Welsh were hustly famous.
Afon Mêl has a smooth, fruity taste which makes it easy to drink and enjoy in a variety of different ways, and not just by newlyweds.