Full Review

Martin Brothers

Martin Brothers
Wildflower Dry Mead

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken Vegetables

Category: Traditional Mead

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14% RS: <1%
81 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$24

Martin Brothers
Wildflower Dry Mead

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken Vegetables

Category: Traditional Mead

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14% RS: <1%
Gold color. Aromas of vanilla bon bon, banana split with pineapple topping, and dates with a supple, bright, bone-dry thin body and a graceful, short chrysanthemum tea, water chestnuts, and straw finish. A breezy mead with a snappy finish.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Quaffable
Aroma Aroma: vanilla bon bon, banana split with pineapple topping, and dates
Taste Flavor: chrysanthemum tea, water chestnuts, and straw
Sweetness Sweetness: Bone-Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: Crudite, Chicken Kebobs, Chevre
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A breezy mead with a snappy finish.

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.