"St Crimson" Black Mead 2021
This charming mead introduces itself with a wink and a smile before revealing a deep complexity that keeps you coming back for more. Made from pressed black currants and New York State honey, St. Crimson is wild-fermented for a full year in oak barrels with no added water. Delightfully drinkable, this tart and juicy off-dry mead can be enjoyed alone, or as the base of a Negroni or spritz cocktail.
- Region:New York
- Sub-Region:Hudson Valley
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- Harvest Technique:Hand harvested
- Fermentation: Our honey is diluted with water and combined with various botanicals, fruit, or fruit juices that are available locally and seasonally, and then fermented in wood barrels until there are no sugars from the honey remaining. In some cases, we begin the ferment in stainless steel or glass. We primarily use wild yeast that already exists on the fruits and in our honey. The yeast multiplies, consuming the sugars and converting them to alcohol. The water and alcohol extract the right flavors from the herbs and skins of the fruit until the meadmaker decides to remove them. It is a low-tech process that allows us to produce meads of the highest quality in cooperation with the natural world.
- Winemaker Name:Raphael Lyon
- Producer Website:https://enlightenmentwines.com/
- Total Production:100 cases