375ml / 13 oz 18%alc/vol PH 3.1 RS 8 degrees brix 225 cases
Source –honey, Marionberry,-barrel fermented and aged in French oak, fortified
Mad Marion recalls a time when meads were fortified to preserve their cellaring like that of traditional ports. A sweet, well balanced fortified mead rich in berry flavour, soft tannin, and subtle hints of vanilla from French oak ageing.
Parings: Strong Cheese, Nuts, & Desserts.
Marion Berries grow plentiful on our farm and are our favorite berry in the berry pasture. The long hot summer produced a bounty of these rich berries this season. Bob decided to do a traditional aged berry port style mead.
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Many people struggle with how to pair meads with foods. In our case, this is easy. Our meads are more wine like and tend to be on the dryer side. Most popular with the holiday meal are either Melomel or Metheglin. All our dry meads pair easily with poultry, fish, and cheeses.
MELOMEL is a fruit meads and pair well with spicy foods, seafood, poultry, and cream pasta. Our HARVEST MELOMEL is a berry fruit mead with a crisp acidity that makes it excellent with many foods. It is difficult to pair most fruit meads with red meat and our WICKED MISTRESS MELOMEL pairs well with pork, lamb, and lighter red meats. It gets paired with smoked meats and cheeses as well by many restaurants.
METHEGLIN is a straight honey mead with spice or herbs. Our SOLSTICE METHEGLIN is made with ginger and spice. It pairs well with the whole festive turkey meal at holidays but is surprisingly versatile. It is excellent with spicy foods because there is enough sweetness to hold up to the spice. The ginger makes it a nice pairing for salmon and other seafoods or Asian and Indian cuisine. It is one of the few beverages that is nice with either sweet or spicy curries. Our KILT TWISTER MEAD is made with fresh hops and heather from our farm. It is dry and still and pairs well anywhere you would put a nice craft beer.
CISER is a cider made with honey but also a mead made with apples. Our ORIGINAL SIN CYSER MEAD is made with a blend of apples and quince from our farm. It is dry and still like wine but has a refreshing cider taste. It pairs well with Curry, Pork, and is excellent on the patio with summer BBQ.
SAC MEAD or sweet mead is very good with dessert . Our VINTAGE SAC is a sweet mead that pairs especially well with creamy desserts but is also excellent with fruit and cheese. It is fortified and is therefore somewhat similar to a white port. Our MAD MARION is similar to a very smooth tawny port with berry top notes. It pairs well with chocolate desserts, cheese plates, or as an aperitif.