Full Review

Martin Brothers

Martin Brothers
Blueberry Blossom Mead

Pair this wine with:
Cheese

Category: Traditional Mead

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14% RS: 4%
85 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$32

Martin Brothers
Blueberry Blossom Mead

Pair this wine with:
Cheese

Category: Traditional Mead

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14% RS: 4%
Straw green color. Aromas and flavors of pressed flowers, melted honey comb, poached quince, and straw with a round, crisp, fruity medium body and a medium-length finish with notes of green apple mint jelly, peach and blueberry granita, and almond skin finish. A round, earthy, and warming mead that will pair nicely with artisanal cheeses.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Funky
Aroma Aroma: pressed flowers, melted honey comb, poached quince, and straw
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of green apple mint jelly, peach and blueberry granita, and almond skin
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: with food
Recipes Pairing: Blue Cheese, Stilton, Chevre
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A round, earthy, and warming mead that will pair nicely with artisanal cheeses.

The Producer

Martin Brothers Winery

The Producer
1623 Old Iron Rd
Hermann, MO 65041
USA
1 573-486-0236

Traditional Mead

Traditional meads should incorporate only honey as a fermentable ingredient, along with water and of course yeast. They can range in character from dry to semi-sweet to sweet, and may be sparkling or still. While not necessarily “traditional”, they may also be fortified and/or barrel-aged. Whether the honey used is a single varietal or a mixture, it is important for a successful traditional mead to evidence the floral nature of the honey; indeed, it should be the defining characteristic. Some acidity is often desired to balance sweetness, but this is not necessary. Lighter versions may be analogous to white wines of corresponding sweetness/dryness, but should present distinctly honeyed emphasis.