Stone Fruit Mead


Overall Impression
In well-made examples of the style, the fruit is both distinctive and well-incorporated into the honeysweet- acid-tannin-alcohol balance of the mead. Different types of fruit can result in widely different characteristics; allow for a variation in the final product.

Generally a good tannin-sweetness balance is desired, though very dry and very sweet examples do exist.

Standard description applies. A stone fruit mead is a mead made with the addition of other stone fruit or stone fruit juices. There should be an appealing blend of the fruit and honey character but not necessarily an even balance. A stone fruit mead can be made with a blend of stone fruits, but not other fruit not allowable in this category.
Commercial Examples
Mountain Meadows Cherry Mead, Moonlight Entice, Sumptuous, Flirt, and Smitten, Redstone Sunshine Nectar