Full Review
Martin Brothers

Martin Brothers
Lucerne Blossom Mead

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken

Category: Traditional Mead

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14%
84 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$20.00

Martin Brothers
Lucerne Blossom Mead

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken

Category: Traditional Mead

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14%
Brilliant clear light yellow straw color. Bright, earthy, funky aromas of nettles, grilled fruits and nuts, scorched linen, and bark with a velvety, shy, dryish light-to-medium body and a warming, medium-length spiced apple, grassy herbs, and mint leaf finish. A sturdy mead with a nice spiciness.
Tasting Info
Wine Glass Style: Crisp, lively, fruity & spicy & complex
Aroma Aroma: nettles, grilled fruits and nuts, scorched linen, and bark
Taste Flavor: spiced apple, grassy herbs, and mint leaf
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: Chicken Tagine, Chicken Kebobs, Chevre
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A sturdy mead with a nice spiciness.
The Producer

Martin Brothers Winery

The Producer
1623 Old Iron Rd
Hermann, MO 65041
USA
1 573-486-0236
Traditional Mead
Wine Glass Mead.jpg
Serve in a Goblet
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.