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St. Ambrose

St. Ambrose
Tupelo Ambrosia Mead

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken Fish

Category: Traditional Mead

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 10.5% RS: 8%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$14
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St. Ambrose
Tupelo Ambrosia Mead

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken Fish

Category: Traditional Mead

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 10.5% RS: 8%
Bright golden yellow color. Sweet, smoky, interesting aromas of incense, toasted mint, grilled Asian pear, and turmeric tea with a supple, bright, petillant, off-dry medium body and a tingling, spiced mango and apple, limestone and chalk, and hint of pepper finish. An intriguing mead with scintillating, evolving flavors and lots of minerality.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively & Fruity
Aroma Aroma: incense, toasted mint, grilled Asian pear, and turmeric tea
Taste Flavor: spiced mango and apple, limestone and chalk, and hint of pepper
Sweetness Sweetness: Off-Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food
Recipes Pairing: Grilled Swordfish With Mango Salsa, Grilled Chicken with Mango-Papaya Relish, Chevre
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An intriguing mead with scintillating, evolving flavors and lots of minerality.

The Producer

St. Ambrose Cellars & Meadery

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

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.