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Martin Brothers

Martin Brothers
Lucerne Blossom Mead

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken

Category: Traditional Mead

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14% RS: 6%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$26

Martin Brothers
Lucerne Blossom Mead

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken

Category: Traditional Mead

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14% RS: 6%
Golden yellow color. Floral aromas and flavors of prairie grasses, spearmint, lily, hazelnut liqueur, and lanolin with a satiny, vibrant, moderately sweet light-to-medium body and a warming, complex, medium-long finish with accents of tangerine and melon finish. Mead as mead should be, sweet floral notes blend elegantly with a wild and herbal underbelly.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: prairie grasses, spearmint, lily, hazelnut liqueur, and lanolin
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of tangerine and melon
Sweetness Sweetness: Moderately Sweet
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own
Recipes Pairing: Chicken Tagine, Chicken Kebobs, Chevre
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Mead as mead should be, sweet floral notes blend elegantly with a wild and herbal underbelly.

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.