Full Review
Martin Brothers

Martin Brothers
Wildflower Sweet Mead

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Fish Vegetables

Category: Traditional Mead

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$25.00

Martin Brothers
Wildflower Sweet Mead

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Fish Vegetables

Category: Traditional Mead

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14%
Light clear golden straw color. Bright, earthy aromas of honeycomb, dried mango, and dried grass with a velvety, vibrant, moderately sweet medium body and a tingling, delightful, medium-long peach cider, white cashew toffee, and toast finish. A solid lightly sweet mead that drinks like an auslese riesling.
Tasting Info
Wine Glass Style: Fruity & juicy & smooth
Aroma Aroma: honeycomb, dried mango, and dried grass
Taste Flavor: peach cider, white cashew toffee, and toast
Sweetness Sweetness: Moderately Sweet
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own or with food
Recipes Pairing: Sautéed Fish With Plantains, Roasted Root Vegetables, Chevre
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A solid lightly sweet mead that drinks like an auslese riesling.
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.