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Marlobobo Mead

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Locally fruited meads made by Norwegian bees. Intense, full flavoured incredible mead.

Based in Vestfold, Norway, Marlobobo are a small two man team who have grown a simple home spun operation into a highly desirable and romantic brand. We could not resist importing this absolutely awesome mead from Scandinavia.

With the help of Øivin Horvei’s playful and somewhat psychedelic artwork that evokes Barbapapa at the hand of Matisse, the bottles are a shelf statement in their own right.

From a standing start, 500kg of Norwegian Honey, and a tonne of locally harvested berries, both Marius Loktu and Geir Magne Olsborg have built a small batch mead operation that has won fans and accolades the world over. So much so, that due to adhering to seasonal harvests and practises there is only ever so much of the honied elixir to go around. This years import has seen an accent on Barrel aged meads with Bourbon barrels and Gin casks acting as the resting vessel for this decadent expression of natures finest. We also have Marlobobo’s flagship mead ‘Stevnsberry 2021‘ back on deck – the perfect vertical taster that morphs and shape shifts with age.

Formed in 2019, the pair have built immediate relationships with some of the best producers and beekeepers local to them, and as a result operate in the most sustainable manner possible. Cyclical production methods mean strategically placing beehives around fruit trees, that will bear the co-ingredients for the mead later in the season. This pollination project of bees, flowers and nectar, hallmarks Marlobobo, however the symbiosis doesn’t stop there.

The ‘Circularity‘ project see’s this evolution continue with spent fruit being further utilised.
Our imported version is ‘Circularity 3.03‘ a Pet Nat with Sunrise apples and ‘retired’ blackberries from the mead production. This pre-loved fruit still has plenty to give after a very sensitive extraction process for the mead, and acts as the perfect extension to the range.

With little or no water being used, and low production intervention the final liquid is spectacular. Whether that be the ‘Smorph to Next Kernel‘ which highlights their subtle blending skills across three meads from 2021, or ‘Stevnsberry Bramble 20/21‘ that takes their annual release and lets it dance with Blackberries inside a gin cask, there is no denying this unique hybrid wine.
For the cherry wine aficionados, they will recognise the ‘Stevnsberry’ or ‘Nordic Grape’ from our friends at Frederiksdal. If you’re familiar with this dark fruit and its high sugar and acid content, you’ll know exactly what to expect as it combines and combusts with the amber nectar.

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