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Blue Borage Mead 2017

A dessert style mead of delicious mellow sweetness. Accompanied well with dark chocolate, almonds, dried figs, blue vein cheese, havarti, brie, or camembert with peppered crackers and quince paste. 

The honey for this mead was harvested from the Clarence Valley on the 26th January 2015. The season yielded Blue Borage honey of excellent quality being 86.5% by pollen analysis. The moisture content was 15% being ideal for fermentation limiting the possibility of wild yeasts. Mild flavoured, typical of a good season. 

Mead production and fermentation began on the 2 February 2015 and progressed through all stages of clarifying and ageing to be bottled on the 18th June 2016. Great to see the diamond bright, clear golden mead ready for cellaring and sales. All aspects of mead production were undertaken using reconditioned French oak casks - no stainless steel storage was used. A fully traditional mead, hand crafted in the old fashioned style. Lots of manual labour and love of effort. 




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