WELCOME TO A JOURNEY OF REDISCOVERY
Melaurea New Mead is made in Cape Town, South Africa, from sustainably sourced organic African honey.
Melaurea Mead is Africa’s first bottle fermented mead, handcrafted using the Méthode Traditionelle.
“We aim to create a permanent space for humanity’s traditional celebration drink in its ancestral home”
Mead is humanity’s oldest and most celebrated alcoholic beverage. Mead is described in ancient Greek, Roman and even Hindu texts, and was discussed in detail by Pliny the Elder, Chaucer, and in the epic Beowulf.
Mead was known as the nectar of the gods, and was the reward for warriors reaching Valhalla.
Mead is the original celebration drink.
MELAUREA MEAD BRUT
Our Méthode Traditionnelle technique mead is made from local African honey. Held in a shroud of fine natural bubbles, Melaurea encompasses flavours of citrus, cranberry and fynbos.
Our mead’s freshness and lift are complemented by the depth and complexity expected of a traditional mead. Melaurea’s contemporary take builds on our civilisation’s most celebrated and ancient tradition.
Sulphite Free – Low Sugar – 12% VOL
Classical aged Brut Champagne, with notes of honey and African botanicals.
At The Cape Town Mead Company our mazers have been hard at work reinvigorating humanity’s oldest beverage. Our products return mead to its ancient roots in Africa, while updating the experience for modern life.
In 2018, after two years of careful research, recipe development, experimental mead making and government applications, Cape Town’s first meadery was ready to reintroduce the world to it’s original celebration beverage. Melaurea, handcrafted in the authentic méthode traditionnelle style, is Africa’s first bottle-fermented mead.
At the Cape Town Mead Company, we take inspiration from the past whilst looking to the future. We aim to create a permanent space for Africa’s traditional celebration drink in its ancestral home, and believe the quality and unique flavours of pure African honey will speak for themselves. This is why we refuse to use anything other than the finest organic honey, and never adulterate it with artificial additives or preservatives. We are uncompromising in our commitment to the natural flavors, so all we add to our honey is pure water, and champagne yeast.
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