I did not recal that it did when I made mine. But with a healthy must and a lot of aeration/minimum 24 hour rest time before yeast pitch. You can get the must to ferment with a proper yeast.
Skeeter pee is one I did that I know has metabisulfate in the "Real Lemon" juice concentrate. Again with proper technique millions of gallons have been brewed.
A painting says a thousand words. But a painting while on good mead just looks funny!