Full Review

Martin Brothers

Martin Brothers
Wildflower Sweet Mead

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken Pork

Category: Traditional Mead

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14% RS: 6%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$25

Martin Brothers
Wildflower Sweet Mead

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken Pork

Category: Traditional Mead

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14% RS: 6%
Bright gold color. Fruity aromas and flavors of egg custard tart, apple yogurt with granola, tropical fruit tart, and carnation with a silky, vibrant, fruity light-to-medium body and a sleek, medium-length finish evoking notes of roobois tea finish. A well-rounded mead with juicy fruit flavors and lip smacking acidity.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: egg custard tart, apple yogurt with granola, tropical fruit tart, and carnation
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of roobois tea
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Grilled Pork Chop With Rich Sauce, Chicken Kebobs, Chevre
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A well-rounded mead with juicy fruit flavors and lip smacking acidity.

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.