Full Review

Chaucer’s

Chaucer’s
NV Mead

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken Shellfish

Category: Traditional Mead

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 10.5% RS: 1%
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$16

Chaucer’s
NV Mead

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken Shellfish

Category: Traditional Mead

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 10.5% RS: 1%
Golden straw color. Earthy aromas and flavors of grassy mushroomy earth and roasted chestnuts with a silky, tangy, off-dry medium body and a tingling, engaging, medium-length finish with accents of honeyed tangerine and peach, apple sauce, and straw finish. A very crisp, fruity mead with nice flavor intensity and a touch of earthiness.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively & Fruity
Aroma Aroma: grassy mushroomy earth and roasted chestnuts
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of honeyed tangerine and peach, apple sauce, and straw
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own
Recipes Pairing: Scallops With Chorizo Butter, Butter Chicken, Chevre
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A very crisp, fruity mead with nice flavor intensity and a touch of earthiness.

The Producer

Bargetto Winery

The Producer
3535 N Main St
Soquel, CA 95073
USA
1 831-475-2258

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.