Atlantic Dry Mead – White Port Barrel Aged Limited Edition
Atlantic Dry Mead – White Port Barrel Aged (12% ABV) is an alluring 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 spicy oak depth.
The result is a rich and peppery, well balanced mead with a mellow apricot character, rounded with honey and citrus aromatics on the finish. Enjoy this delectable, dry mead lightly chilled.
Note: Our limited edition, barrel aged meads are only available in Ireland at the moment.
Subtle with delicate citrus on the nose, spicy on the palate, lots of honey and amaretto with oak, smooth, stone fruit character and nuttiness resonating on the palate. A lovely balance of sweetness and zesty acidity.
Our beautiful label was inspired by the story of the “Wild Geese” Irish who emigrated or were exiled in waves from Ireland to the continent at the end of the Jacobite wars. Some settled in France and started 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 port, one of several in Ireland licensed to import wines from the France, Spain, Portugal. The harbour and warehouses were full of barrels 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 smoked salmon crostini, or sushi or sashimi. For a sweet finish try with vanilla fairy cakes.
Naturally Gluten Free.