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Wild Blossom Meadery & Winery

Wild Blossom Meadery & Winery
NV Prairie Passion Wildflower Mead

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Chicken Pork Shellfish Vegetables

Category: Traditional Mead

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: 6%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$18.95

Wild Blossom Meadery & Winery
NV Prairie Passion Wildflower Mead

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Chicken Pork Shellfish Vegetables

Category: Traditional Mead

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: 6%
Golden straw color. Fresh, floral aromas of buttery pasty, ripe berries, lavender, and peach gummies with a satiny, crisp, off-dry light body and an interesting, medium-length fine herbs, yellow rose, and sea salt finish. A juicy, fruity mead stitched together with a bright floral thread.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: buttery pasty, ripe berries, lavender, and peach gummies
Taste Flavor: fine herbs, yellow rose, and sea salt
Sweetness Sweetness: Off-Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Spicy Tapas, Chicken Kebobs, Chevre
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A juicy, fruity mead stitched together with a bright floral thread.

The Producer

Wild Blossom Meadery & Winery

The Producer
10033 S Western Ave
Chicago, IL 60643
USA
1 773-233-7579

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.