Code: LT0208S | Brand: Šušvės midus

Šušvės midus - Midus Pilėnų (Black currant mead) - 0.25 l 14%, ceramic

€17.40 €14.38 excl. VAT
In stock (4 pcs)
Linden flower honey and blackcurrant berry juice give this sweet Lithuanian mead an intense ruby color and a strong blackcurrant aroma. The rich full flavor with tannins creates a perfectly balanced mead filled into original ceramics.
Delivery to:
3.6.2024
Category: Melomels
Weight: 0.75 kg
Producer: Šušvės midus
Honey source: nectar
Production process: boiled
Alcohol: 14%
Sweetness: sweet
Flavour: currant
Volume: 0.25 l
Country of origin: Lithuania
Price/l: € 69.60
Original title: Midus Pilėnų
Composition: linden honey, black currant, water
Preservatives: sulphites

Linden flower honey and blackcurrant berry juice give this sweet Lithuanian mead an intense ruby color and a strong blackcurrant aroma. The rich full flavor with tannins creates a perfectly balanced mead filled into original ceramics.

Min. 50% honey and wild blackcurrant growing along the river Šušvė. The name "Pilėnų" does not mean "black currant" in Lithuanian, but refers to the inhabitants of medieval castles (family, servants, craftsmen ...) who lived in the castle and enjoyed similar mead.

mead

Mead is an alcoholic beverage fermented from honey and water, with possibility of addition of other ingredients such as spices or herbs or in combination with fruit juices.

Melomel

Melomel is a fruit mead with is fermented from honey and fruit juices.

Type of honey

Blossom honey or nectar comes from the nectar of various flowers.

Production process

This mead was boiled before fermentation. The thermal process has certain technological advantages, however, some valuable components of honey are damaged, especially during prolonged boiling. You will not recognize the production process in taste, but it is typical for boiled mead that they are more golden in color because honey partially caramelize at high temperatures.

Producer Šušvės midus

Near the famous fortified settlement of Plinkaigalio, on the banks of the fast-flowing river Šušvė, where our ancestors already prospered in prehistoric times, the old craft of mead production was revived.

Near the famous Plinkaigalio hillfort, on the banks of the fast-flowing Šušvė river, where our ancestors already prospered in prehistoric times, the old craft of mead-making has been revived

It produces the oldest traditional alcoholic drink in the world - mead, which was already popular among the ancient Egyptians, Romans, Greeks and which soon spread throughout the world. Lithuanians drank different types of mead from "antiquity" until the 18th century; therefore, mead is considered our national drink.

Mead is a naturally fermented, unfortified alcoholic beverage. Šušvės midus mead is made from natural honey collected by bees from their own apiary, so it always guarantees high quality mead.

Erikas Augustinavičius is the third generation of beekeepers in his family, his grandfather and mother are also beekeepers. Currently, they have their own apiary where 150 beehives are buzzing. Mead was already produced by his grandfather and mother, from whom he took over the secret of mead production. A few years ago, he decided to turn his hobby into a legitimate business.

Our family is from Kėdainiai district, Plinkaigalio village, on the banks of the Šušvė river, near the famous Plinkaigalio burial mound and the Iron Age cemetery. According to archaeologists, mead was known and used at various festivals and celebrations in our region already in prehistoric times.

He continued the old tradition of the region and based on his mother's experience and his own knowledge, he established a mead farm. They don't skimp on honey when making mead - each liter of mead contains up to 750 g of honey. They do not use any chemical additives during production, only natural raw materials (a small amount of sulphite naturally occurs during production). This distinguishes them from other manufacturers.

Mead matures for at least 1 year, some types of mead for at least 3 years. Honey is the main ingredient that gives mead its color, taste and aroma. The taste of ripe mead is noble, subtly sweet, full.

They fill mead into bottles of original design; the stoppers are covered with natural beeswax, so the pleasant aroma spreads even without opening the bottle.