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Martin Brothers

Martin Brothers
Lucerne Blossom Mead

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Pork Turkey

Category: Traditional Mead

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14% RS: 6%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$26

Martin Brothers
Lucerne Blossom Mead

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Pork Turkey

Category: Traditional Mead

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14% RS: 6%
Brilliant yellow straw color. Aromas and flavors of baked lemon and pear, bamboo shoot, and melted wax with a silky, vibrant, off-dry medium body and a tingling, stimulating, medium-long pineapple yogurt, candied orange zest, wintergreen and alfalfa, and baked raisins finish. A savory, appetizing mead.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth, Crisp & Lively & Fruity
Aroma Aroma: baked lemon and pear, bamboo shoot, and melted wax
Taste Flavor: pineapple yogurt, candied orange zest, wintergreen and alfalfa, and baked raisins
Sweetness Sweetness: Off-Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Roast Turkey Leg, Ham With Mostarda, Chevre
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A savory, appetizing mead.

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.