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Martin Brothers

Martin Brothers
Lucerne Blossom Mead

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken

Category: Traditional Mead

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$27

Martin Brothers
Lucerne Blossom Mead

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken

Category: Traditional Mead

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14%
Brilliant yellow color. Aromas of Botan rice candy, peach gummies, hints of anise, and spearmint with a velvety, crisp, fruity medium body and a smooth, complex, medium-long nougat, orange marmalade and honey on toast, and tonka bean finish. An elegant, appealing Mead for the connoisseur’s table.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: botan rice candy, peach gummies, hints of anise, and spearmint
Taste Flavor: nougat, orange marmalade and honey on toast, and tonka bean
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Chicken Tagine, Chicken Kebobs, Chevre
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An elegant, appealing mead for the connoisseur's table.

The Producer

Martin Brothers Winery

The Producer
1623 Old Iron Rd
Hermann, MO 65041
USA
1 573-486-0236

Their Portfolio

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.