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The Mead

MAXWELL-LOVED.

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Making wine from honey instead of grapes was first introduced to this country by Mark Maxwell’s father, Ken (1915 – 2004) whose devotion to the ancient craft created the benchmark for modern mead-making around the world. Today, Maxwell Mead is Australia’s favourite honey wine and the most successful range in the Southern Hemisphere. Not only is mead thought to be the oldest fermented drink originating in Northern China as far back as 7,000 BC, when the ancient Greeks discovered it, they called it ‘ambrosia’: the nectar of the gods. If you’ve never tried a honey wine, you couldn’t pick a better range. Because Maxwell Mead is Maxwell-made.

-LOVED.

“Ancient history with
contemporary cred”.

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With a keen and enquiring mind Ken Maxwell was a student of history, a notable measure of eccentricity saw his passion lean not to the long deceased Kings and Queens filling the educational text books of the time, but to the obscure and creative beverages upon which they indulged.

After a decade or more of experimentation with different honey’s and yeasts the famous Maxwell Honey Mead was born. The first commercial label was released in 1961 and with it, the birth the Australian mead industry.

Mark Maxwell remains true to the recipe and techniques pioneered by his father. Though the package may have evolved over the years, the quality and purity of the mead has not. A benchmark for others to follow, it has been awarded the ‘best pure varietal mead’ gold medal at the International Mead Festival Competition in the USA.

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Sparkling Mead

Many years ago following Ken Maxwell’s eccentric lead in reading about alcoholic drinks in history, Mark learnt of mead that was made from fermenting honey and blackberries to create Morat. Mark then started experimenting with a soda stream to see if it could be made into a Sparkling Mead.

Many years have passed, and with the soda stream and blackberries nowhere to be found, Mark has continued to innovate and experiment with this ancient drink.

Maxwell Sparkling Mead is as contemporary as it is delicious. Refreshing and pure, this latest addition to the Maxwell range puts mead firmly in the realm of everyday summer drinking.

With low alcohol and a delicate bead and flavoured with subtle hints of ginger, this mead is at home on the beach or around the barbeque.

Tasting Notes

Colour Pale honey gold in colour.

Nose Perfumed aromas of fresh ginger, flowers and subtle honey.

Palate Fresh flavours of honey, with fresh ginger and a hint of spices. Well balanced, with just a touch of sweetness, fresh acidity and fine bubbles all come together to create a well balanced and refreshing sparkling mead.

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Technical Notes

Winemaker Mark Maxwell & Andrew Jericho

Alcohol 5%

pH 2.69

TA 4.74

Residual Sugar 17.4 g/L

$10.00
per Bottle
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Olivers Rd McLaren Vale
South Australia 5171
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