Mead | Honey Mead Tasting Note
Australia's Favourite Honey Wines
Maxwell Mead is Australia's famous and favourite honey wine. It is made in simple terms by fermenting pure South Australian honey, creating a beverage brimming with uniquely rich flavours and aromas. Introduced to Australia by Ken Maxwell (1915 - 2004), the Maxwell family is the largest and most successful producer of mead in the southern hemisphere.
There are three distinct styles of honey wine in the Maxwell Mead range: Honey, Spiced, and Liqueur Mead.
The original mead. Maxwell Honey Mead has a delicate bouquet of floral beeswax and nutty marmalade - like aromas. Refreshingly light on the palate, subtle apricot and honey characters fill the mouth. Ideally consumed chilled (over ice), it can also be mixed with soda water, lemonade or dry ginger ale. It has been awarded ‘best pure varietal mead’ at the International Mead Festival
Competition in the USA.
Mead is made by fermenting honey, unlike normal wines which are made from fermented grape juice. Archaeological evidence suggests honey was among the first substances to be fermented by humans.
Maxwell Honey Mead has a delicate bouquet of floral beeswax with marmalade-like aromas. Refreshingly light on the palate, subtle apricot and honey characters fill the mouth, with a satisfyingly clean finish. Ideally served chilled over ice, it can also be used as a mixer (with soda water or lemonade). It is also a complement to cooking, creating delicious chicken or pork dishes.
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