Kawa Grove Wines Muriwai Mead $50
This Westie-sourced sip is a blend of vermentino and chamourcin that’s been fermented with Muriwai coastal bush honey for three months and finished with a splash of brandy.  Mead is an ancient, alcoholic beverage that’s created by fermenting honey with water, and sometimes with various fruits, spices, grains, or hops. The alcoholic content of mead can range from about 3.5% ABV to more than 20%. (this one is 17%) and the defining characteristic of mead, is that the majority of the beverage’s fermentable sugar is derived from honey – so prepare for a dark, spicy, honey-spirity overload.
To buy email donbatley@xtra.co.nz