Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Catoctin Breeze Vineyard Dolce Vita (MD)
Waiting for their vines to mature and to produce their first wine, the folks at Catoctin Breeze Vineyards ventured to make the sweet and refreshing drink – honey wine. Honey wine, or mead, is a honey based alcohol that is fermented with an added zest of natural spices and berries. In their mead, they use 100% American honey, organic spices, and fresh berries. The mead is then aged for at least a year in American Oak barrels before bottling.
This honey wine is made with raspberries, blueberries, and marionberries. It has a nice ruby color. It was sweet and tangy with enough berry flavor to give this wine a nice berry flavor and a nice amount acidity to balance it all out.
A very nice dessert wine. Congrats to owners Voytek and Alicja Fizyta!