Full Review

St. Ambrose

St. Ambrose
Black Madonna Draft Style Mead

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Fish

Category: Melomel

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 6% RS: 5%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$7
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St. Ambrose
Black Madonna Draft Style Mead

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Fish

Category: Melomel

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 6% RS: 5%
Pale salmon orange color. Savory aromas and flavors of blackberry vinaigrette on mesclun, reduced lime, and delicate herbs with a supple, racy, petillant, sweet-and-sour light-to-medium body and an effortless, long finish displaying notes of spiced melon and citrus, mint leaf, and earth finish. A flavor and balanced sour mead with a mouthwatering appeal.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity & Savory
Aroma Aroma: blackberry vinaigrette on mesclun, reduced lime, and delicate herbs
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of spiced melon and citrus, mint leaf, and earth
Sweetness Sweetness: Sweet
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own, with food and in cocktails
Recipes Pairing: Grilled Tuna With Red Wine Mushroom Sauce, Duck L’Orange, Chevre
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A flavor and balanced sour mead with a mouthwatering appeal.

The Producer

St. Ambrose Cellars & Meadery

The Producer
971 S Pioneer Rd
Beulah, MI 49617
USA
1 231-882-4456

Melomel

Melomel is a traditional mead to which fruit has been added. The fruit character is the driver here, and whether dry or sweet should be very evident. Key here is a natural, ‘off-the-vine’ evocation rather than any suggestion of artificial flavorings.