Full Review

Martin Brothers

Martin Brothers
Wildflower Dry Mead

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken

Category: Traditional Mead

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

Martin Brothers
Wildflower Dry Mead

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken

Category: Traditional Mead

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14% RS: <1%
Light gold color. Aromas and flavors of vanilla candle, cinnamon potpourri, and caramel green apple with a soft, sharp, dryish watery body and a tingling, carefree finish imparting notes of seltzer and grain finish. A lean mead for the table.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Non-Oaky & Crisp & Lively
Aroma Aroma: vanilla candle, cinnamon potpourri, and caramel green apple
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of seltzer and grain
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Chicken Tagine, Chicken Kebobs, Chevre
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A lean mead for the table.

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.