Full Review

Martin Brothers

Martin Brothers
Dry Wildflower Mead

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken

Category: Traditional Mead

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$25

Martin Brothers
Dry Wildflower Mead

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken

Category: Traditional Mead

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14%
Light gold color. Aromas of orange blossom, saffron, toasted almonds, whipped cream, and tangerine with a velvety, soft, fruity medium body and a seamless, medium-length farmers cheese and dried apricot finish. A rich, undulating Mead best for the winter table.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: orange blossom, saffron, toasted almonds, whipped cream, and tangerine
Taste Flavor: farmers cheese and dried apricot
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own
Recipes Pairing: Chicken Tagine, Chicken Kebobs, Chevre
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A rich, undulating mead best for the winter table.

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.