Baética Mulsum Roman Red Wine from Andalusia
Honey-fermented red wine following Ancient Roman style. Commonly available in ancient Rome to upper classes, used mainly during the initial part of the dinners and banquets, the gustatio.
Baética offers four wines developed according to ancient Roman winemaking methods recovered by a team of archaeologists and oenologists.
Mulsum was very famous in ancient times. The honey used in its elaboration allowed to have a second fermentation, sweetened the wine and raised its alcohol content.
Multitude of classical authors describe the importance of this wine in the imperial tables. It was commonly used to accompany the starters of dinners and banquets.
Formal dinners began with a starter, mainly cheeses and nuts among other light produce. Mulsum always accompanied the starter, served warm or hot. Its use was so common, that the starter, usually called gustatio came to be known as promulsum.
After gustatio, prima mensae started, consisting of many different dishes. The main dish of prima mensae was known as caput cenae.
Dinner finished with desserts (secundae mensae), often served together with mulsum.
Deep cherry-red in colour; Intense on the nose, with notes of honey and dried figs, on the palate is intense and with a long finish, tasting of oak honeydew, pepper and red fruits.
The characteristics of this wine and Ancient Roman cuisine, always mixing sweet, salty, sour and spicy flavours in most dishes, allow drinking this wine in most circumstances, from starters to desserts.
Taking all this into account, it is suggested to pair it searching for great contrasts, such as with salted fish, helping flavours stand out when combined.
We recommend pairing with fowl, oily fishes and red meats garnished with sweet sauces or spicy chutneys, also with cured meats, sweet and sour salads or traditional salted fish products (anchovies, ling roe, mojama, salt cod). Perfect as a complement to fresh and creamy cheeses and even stronger ones as goat cheese.
Roman Wine (from Ancient Rome).
Andalusian Red Wine.
Geographic location: Cádiz - Andalusia
Alcohol content: 14.5% Vol.
Storage: Store in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight in horizontal position
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