(yu-meh) dream ~ a cherished hope or aspiration.
When yume was started in 2016, part of the dream was to work collaboratively with producers to better tell a story of time and place. Inspired by working with small, like-minded vineyards and apiarists, yume represents a striving to create an experience that transcends time and place in the glass.
Dry and made in a style that’s structurally reminiscent of our wines, the ambrosias are made to be easy-drinking but are also versatile with food and will continue to evolve in bottle over time. Each ambrosia is made with a minimal intervention approach of “nothing added, nothing taken away” and is bottled in a petillant natural style to create a light spritz in the bottle. No additions other than honey, water, fruit and botanicals.
yume are working with monovarietal or single site honeys to convey a sense of WA’s distinctive terroir. Each of the beekeepers that we work with are migratory, moving their hives according to the season and available resources. Many of the endemic species that the bees forage are located in remote areas, largely untouched since European occupation, featuring trees older than a human lifespan. Honey’s inherent properties are derived from the sub-climate, soils, and topography in which it is produced and seasonal and year to year variation, which are translated through the flavours and aromas of the ambrosias.
In this bundle you get to enjoy their current range of meads including:
Field of Flowers Piquette (pet nat) 2019 – 5.5% ABV (660ml)
Wine meets ambrosia. “Piquette” is the French name for a beverage made from adding water to the pomace (pressed skins) left over from winemaking. Sauvignon Blanc grape skins and stems from Mt Barker were soaked with water for five months before pressing and the addition of Esperance Merrit and Moort honey and garden flowers (for colour and aromatics).
Merrit Monovarietal (pet nat) 2019– 6.0% ABV (750ml)
Honey from Norseman. Merrit is an endemic eucalyptus species that produces an intensely flavourful honey with a nice acid line. Richly flavoured – though not dark or heavy – the honey itself has a piercing sweetness, luscious texture and bursting aromatics.
Desert Mix Floral mix (pet nat) 2019 – 6.0% ABV (750ml)
Honey from the edge of the Great Victoria Desert. Though not a monovarietal honey, its incredibly distinctive in its own right. The honey itself is a rich, amber-red colour and has a malty front palate backed with a lovely acidity and bright phenolics.
Bushwhacker Floral Mix infused with native botanicals (pet nat) 2019 – 7.5% ABV (750ml)
Honey is a coastal heath mix from spring 2019. In accordance with the Nyoongar calendar, Kambarang (October-November) is the season of birth, a time when many of our endemic native plants are flowering. This ambrosia is infused with an assortment of native flowers to reflect that season, including banksia, chittick, grevillea and bottlebrush.