With the Pic du Vol Sparkling Mead, made of honey and water coming exclusively from Aosta Valley, the Saint-Roch Distillery offers a high quality natural product, ideal as an aperitive drink or to go with fine food.
The mead or hydromel (coming from the ancient greek water (hý,dor) and honey (mé,li)) is an alcoholic beverage obtained from the fermentation of the bees' sweet nectar. Before beer and wine, the men knew and drank this beverage that became very important in the Ancient times. From the union of honey coming from wild hives and water, the yeasts naturally present in honey, fermented the beverage. Holy drink for the Celts, the mead, also called ,the beverage of the Gods",, was reknown from Egypt to Scandinavia, and in the Asian and European indo-european peoples.
The Pic du Vol Mead is produced by the Saint-Roch Distillery paying attention to quality, to make a drink respectful of Tradition, using water from alpine springs and Aosta Valley honey.
The Pic du Vol Sparkling Mead is served cool, under 10°,C. Its alcoholic content is 12-13%.
It is ideal to drink as an aperitif (Hydromel Spritz) together with Aosta Valley delicatessen or to go with goat cheese, the various types of foie gras, red meat, sea food or typical celebration desserts.
Alcohol consumption can be harmful. Drink moderately.
The St. Roch Distillery is one of most ancient distillery of the Aosta Valley, and in the last years has been able to glorify the product of its history and at the same time crate new masterpieces.