- Region: Hautes-Pyrénées
- Country: France
- Style: Sparkling
- Honey Type: Rhododendron
- Sweetness: Dry
- Fined using Cold temperature
- No added sulphites.
- Suitable for vegetarians.
- Suitable for vegans.
Notes on additives, aids & processing used:
- No temperature control.
- This mead is fermented spontaneously.
- Additional information: 12% - fermented with natural culture of hive-origin bacteria, in conjunction with champagne yeast. Fruity rosé flavors with light floral highlights. Rhododendron honey from the French Pyrenees.
La Ruche Ivre is a project of Ballot-Flurin Apiculteurs, a pioneer in low-impact and conscious beekeeping. It began as a collaboration between beekeeper Remi Ballot from South West France, and Canadian fermentation specialist Andrew Tape. After meeting at a local village fête, they decided to try their hand at making meads from raw and pre-fermented honeys. Finding that their experiments (thankfully) tasted nothing like the meads traditionally found in France, the boys launched themselves into creating and defining methods for mead-specific biodynamic and natural fermentation, in pursuit of the unique and flavors hidden in honey. Several years on, they have developed a selection of natural meads, made from the purest French honeys, that truly showcase the vast and unknown universe of this ancient drink.
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