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Brewed by Cantine Belisario
Style: Mead
Matelica (MC), Italy


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RATINGS: 5   MEAN: 3.34/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01/5   EST. CALORIES: 435   ABV: 14.5%
Il mosto di Verdicchio (100%) viene fatto fermentare fino a circa il 50% della sua completezza. A questo punto nel semi-fermentato viene aggiunto il miele proveniente dalle colline di Matelica (quasi tutto Melata di Quercia) con un rapporto di circa il 30% sulla massa totale del vino.
A questo punto viene fatta terminare la fermentazione.

Editor’s translation:
The juice (must) from the Verdicchio grape if fermented till about 50% of the potential. Then we add honey coming from the Matelica hills (almost exclusively Melata di Quercia / Oak sap honey) at a ratio of about 30% of the wine mass. Then the fermentation continues.

Total acidity: 4.8 g/l
PH: 3.4
Malo-lactic fermentation: accomplished

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (47085) - VestJylland, - JUL 23, 2013

Bottle 500ml. corked, dark green glass.

Clear medium yellow colour with virtually no head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy honey, light to moderate apple - grape. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet with a long duration, honey, dry apple - maybe grape. Body is medium, texture is oily - syrupy, carbonation is flat, finish feel is light alcoholic. [20130224]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cgarvieuk (22940) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 18, 2013
sample ... amber ... soft dry honey ... little wooody nose ... dry honey ... woody chewy ... light herbal bitter inish ... ok up front ... dont like finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (42638) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2012
50 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is dense honey and sweet to floral. Sweet, semi dry initial impression. Flat honey to light oxidised. Floral and dry honey to a oxidised finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (27013) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 19, 2012
Bottle at Alex. Clear golden coloured with no head. Sweet aroma of honey with notes of grapes and alcohol. Sweet and fruity flavour of honey, grapes and alcohol with notes of dried fruits. Warming alcoholic finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (20005) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 17, 2012
Corked bottle, 50cl, from Caffé del Corso, Osimo
Measured Final Gravity: 1016

Amber color. Aroma of sugar, some fermented honey, the grape provides just fruity hints; there is also a light oxidization and wood that adds more complexity than deception; some alcohol too finally.
The mouthfeel is semi-sweet; the mead character is very present, while the grape provides some light fruity feeling, not too evident; it has nice caramelly flavor, the alcohol provides a comforting warmth, pleasant when chilled; the final has a mild astringency, tannins possibly.
Nicely made, balanced and with a decent complexity.

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