Full Review

St. Ambrose

St. Ambrose
Wild Ginger Draft Style Mead

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken

Category: Metheglin

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 6% RS: 5%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$7
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St. Ambrose
Wild Ginger Draft Style Mead

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken

Category: Metheglin

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 6% RS: 5%
Yellow straw color. Spicy, herbal aromas and flavors of fresh ginger and nuts with a supple, vibrant, effervescent, off-dry medium body and a tingling, intriguing, medium-length honeyed lemon, hint of chili pepper, and spiced apple finish. A deliciously spicy ginger and very drinkable ginger flavored sparkling mead.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity, Savory & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: fresh ginger and nuts
Taste Flavor: honeyed lemon, hint of chili pepper, and spiced apple
Sweetness Sweetness: Off-Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own
Recipes Pairing: Chicken Tagine, Chicken Kebobs, Chevre
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A deliciously spicy ginger and very drinkable ginger flavored sparkling mead.

The Producer

St. Ambrose Cellars & Meadery

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

Metheglin

Metheglin is a traditional mead to which a mixture of spices and/or spices have been added. It is interesting to note that the word ‘medicine’ is derived from the word ‘metheglin’. While the honey character in both aroma & palate can be variable, the primary emphasis in this style is how well the spices and/or herbs are integrated into the beverage – they should not overwhelm the honey characteristics, but should be featured. A synergy of the individual ingredients is ideal.