Full Review

Martin Brothers

Martin Brothers
Orange Blossom Mead

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken Fish

Category: Traditional Mead

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14% RS: 6%
85 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$27

Martin Brothers
Orange Blossom Mead

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken Fish

Category: Traditional Mead

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14% RS: 6%
Clear golden straw color. Aromas and flavors of dried peach and apple skin, grape pip and melon rind, rice cake, and leaves with a supple, tangy, petillant, off-dry medium body and a tingling, interesting, medium-length finish imparting notes of apple sauce with lemon zest, honeyed kiwi and orange, and peppered endive finish. A bright citrusy mead with table-tuned acidity.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively & Savory
Aroma Aroma: dried peach and apple skin, grape pip and melon rind, rice cake, and leaves
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of apple sauce with lemon zest, honeyed kiwi and orange, and peppered endive
Sweetness Sweetness: Off-Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own, with food and in cocktails
Recipes Pairing: Fried Catfish, Thai Green Curry, Chevre
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A bright citrusy mead with table-tuned acidity.

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.