Heather Mead | Traditional Method | Heather Sparkling Mead
Heather Sparkling Mead is created from our best Heather Honey which in turn creates a truely stunning Heather honey mead.
Production follows the same traditional method that is used to create the usual Sparkling Wine, but instead of using grapes uses heather honey to create the alcohol. Finishing at 12% abv which is on par with most sparkling wines and Champagnes.
Heather Honey used to create this mead, is hard won, gathered during the bees annual migration to the Heather moors in August. The production of Heather honey is very much dependent on the weather and conditions of the season, therefore in some years there may be very little honey produced indeed.
Heather honey mead is one of the most sought after meads. After all heather honey is the most popular and powerful honey you can make a mead from. That said, the taste is very much heather scented, a powerful moorland aroma on the nose, reminiscent of a day spent on the Northumberland Heather Moors. The initial taste is a dry floral flavour, followed by a lasting honey finish. A most complex and beautiful flavour.
With the complex and deep honey finish a wealth of opportunity for food pairing is given, from it’s natural bed partner of game through to rich cheeses. Heather has alot to contribute to a range of dishes.
If you’re unfamiliar with mead you can find out more about the mead making process and history of mead here
Drink different, drink better, heather sparkling mead is a great sustainable alternative to the usual sparkling wine.
You can also find out more about Sparkling Mead and how it is made
What the experts say
Oz Clarke- ‘Wow – the wildflower and the heather mead are simply wonderful. The essence of Northumberland honey and bubbles. Magic.’
ABV 12% 75cl Contains Sulphites