Full Review

Pirtle

Pirtle
Blackberry Mead

Pair this wine with:
Cheese

Category: Melomel

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12% RS: 4%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$16.95

Pirtle
Blackberry Mead

Pair this wine with:
Cheese

Category: Melomel

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12% RS: 4%
Bright garnet color. Fresh aromas and flavors of caramelized dark berries, honeyed cherries, and lily with a silky, bright, fruity medium body and a tingling, breezy finish with accents of cherry craisins and pepper finish. A nice berry flavored mead for cheeses that is reminiscent of lemberger.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth, Crisp & Lively, Fruity & Savory
Aroma Aroma: caramelized dark berries, honeyed cherries, and lily
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of cherry craisins and pepper
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: with food
Recipes Pairing: Warm Goat Cheese With Toasted Nuts, Grilled Cheese Sandwich, Chevre
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A nice berry flavored mead for cheeses that is reminiscent of lemberger.

The Producer

Pirtle Winery

The Producer
502 Spring St
Weston, MO 64098
USA
1 816-640-5728

Their Portfolio

89 Pirtle Blackberry Mead 12% (USA) $16.95.
85 Pirtle Effervescent Sparkling Mead 12% (USA) $19.95.

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.