Project B Mead – N006 750 ml
Project B is made from raw honey, diluted with pure water and naturally fermented.
It is produced in small parcels with each bottling showing slightly different characteristics depending on the provenence of the base honey.
The only additions were pure water, fermentation was with wild yeasts and it was bottled with a small amount of remaining sugars. This was converted to carbon dioxide with bottle conditioning, hence the natural effervescence. Think of it as a “petillant naturel” wine.
It has quite delicate aromas of honey with floral, citrus and spice notes. The palate is intense and long flavoured offering honey and waxy notes, a fine bead and crunchy, fennel and spice layers too. It has remarkably fresh, natural acidity and even when the bubbles dissipate it opens up and offers greater complexity.
We think it’s a terrific aperitif style that can also match well with a wide variety of food, including that cheese course, vegetable and seafood dishes.
Best served chilled. 12.2% alcohol.
Jump onto the mead wagon: across Australia, more and more people are fermenting honey, producing lovely new expressions of this ancient drink. Project B is made from raw honey collected in Newtown and is wonderfully bright, sparkling and vinous. Max Allen
Sweet Christmas, this Sparrow and Vine mead is a beautiful drop. Made with raw honey sourced from Sydney bees, each bottling has slightly different floral notes, depending on the provenance of its pollen and nectars. There’s nothing I would rather drink more with crema catalana, and the natural mead’s fresh acidity lends itself to a long seafood lunch. Callan Boys