A slightly acidic, mango-like Danish mead to drink with a heavy dessert such as chocolate mousse or – as recommended by the judges of the 2016 Local Food Product of the Year competition – to accompany lobster soup.
The style is reminiscent of a Sauternes, but the wine is made from pure Nordic products: organic apple juice, honey, fresh sea buckthorn and green walnuts.
There is great variability among the vintages, as the summer weather has a strong influence on sea buckthorn.
Special mention by the Danish Forum for Fruit Wine, 2016. Winner of Local Food Product of the Year in Sealand in 2016.
Clear flavour of tart-bitter sea buckthorn rounded out with honey and body from the apples, great depth of flavour. Enjoy chilled at about 10 degrees. Approx. 12-14 glasses per bottle.
Shelf-life after opening:
3-4 months in the fridge.
Net weight: 500 grams = 500 ml
Package size: 8 * 0.5 litre per carton
EAN barcode: 5712504012032
This apple mead is brewed with wild-grown buckthorn, harvested on nature areas around Roskilde, and with an extract of bitter green walnuts from Snoremark. Buckthorn are widespread on most of the northern hemisphere from Canada to China. The plant has grown in Denmark since the Ice Age. Like the walnut, is has been a part of the diet since the first gatherer societies. The little orange-yellow berry is stuffed with vitamins, amino acids and anti-oxidants and is considered a superfood. One buckthorn berry contains the same amount of vitamin C as an orange. In China, buckthorn has been used for gastric ulcers, heart problems and high blood pressure. It is also widely used in the cosmetics industry. Buckthorn leaves have been favored as feed for race horses. It is believed that their high protein content should provide a shining mane. The Latin name Hippophaë means shining horses. According to Greek mythology, Zeus fed his winged horse Pegasus with buckthorne leaves to make it fly. And maybe there’s something about it. Enjoying a glass of Snoremark’s apple seed with sea-torn and walnut almost make you take off.
Topaz, which is used in brewing this mead, was developed in 1984 in the Czech Republic. The gardeners managed to produce a sturdy tree that grows well without the use of pesticides and fertilizers. This makes it very suitable for organic farming. The sour aromatic apples ripen late and get their juice and power from both summer and autumn.
The apple trees on Snoremark are entirely dependent on the bees pollination to produce fruit, and of course we are dependent on the honey of the bees to our mjød.
The judges of the 2016 Local Food Products of the Year competition stated: ‘Superior taste. Exotic flavour of berries from the Danish countryside. This is mead reimagined.’