Full Review
Martin Brothers

Martin Brothers
NV Sweet Mead

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken

Category: Traditional Mead

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.5%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$25.00

Martin Brothers
NV Sweet Mead

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken

Category: Traditional Mead

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.5%
Bright golden yellow color. Aromas of fallen apple, old spice rack, and toasty walnut brittle with a fruity sweet medium body and a honeydew melon sorbet, spicy poached apple, and mint finish. A tasty, fruity mead that will excel with cheeses.
Tasting Info
Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively
Aroma Aroma: fallen apple, old spice rack, and toasty walnut brittle
Taste Flavor: honeydew melon sorbet, spicy poached apple, and mint
Sweetness Sweetness: Moderately Sweet
Enjoy Enjoy: Enjoy on its own
Recipes Pairing: Chicken Tagine, Chicken Kebobs, Chevre
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A tasty, fruity mead that will excel with cheeses.
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.