Atlantic Dry Mead – Sauternes Barrel Aged Limited Edition
Atlantic Dry Mead – Sauternes Barrel Aged (12% ABV) is a gorgeous 3-year-old traditional mead fermented from orange blossom honey, finished dry, crisp and honeyed, matured for the last 12 months in a French oak wine barrel to add intriguing structure and depth.
The result is a fine, unique mead with lingering almond, refreshing citrus and honey notes. Enticing with a bright, silky finish and a lovely balance of sweetness and acidity, dry and clean. Enjoy this delicious mead lightly chilled.
There’s an initial burst of honey at first, very refreshing, followed by the almond and florals such as honeysuckle and white acacia flowers. A lovely subtle oak finish still on the tongue afterwards. Like summertime on the Mediterranean coast.
Note: Our limited edition, barrel aged meads are only available in Ireland at the moment.
Our beautiful label was inspired by the story of the “Wild Geese” Irish who emigrated in waves from Ireland to the continent at the end of the Jacobite wars and settled in France to start trading and making wine. Today, in Bordeaux, you can find the names of those resilient Irish emigrants on the streets and vineyards of the region – Lynch, Barton, Boyd, Phelan – alongside other trading connections to the wine ports of Ireland.
Kinsale in 18th century was a thriving wine port, importing barrels from the France, Spain, Portugal. The harbour and warehouses were full of the finest wines, ports and sherries. In a sense, we are completing the circle, bringing those precious barrels back to Ireland.
Share a bottle with friends and family. This is a mead you’ll want to come back to again and again.
All bottles hand numbered and signed.
Food Pairing. This mead shines with food such as almond or lemon tart, or cheesecake. For savoury pairings consider Durrus or Gubbeen cheeses or a herb-roasted chicken dish.
Naturally Gluten Free.