Full Review

Martin Brothers

Martin Brothers
Wildflower Honey Mead

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken

Category: Traditional Mead

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14% RS: 4.00%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$27
2022 Top 2 Traditional Mead

Martin Brothers
Wildflower Honey Mead

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken

Category: Traditional Mead

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14% RS: 4.00%
Straw green color. Aromas and flavors of wilting marigolds, rose water, japanese sweet potato, carnation, and magnolia with a full body and a long finish with notes of honeysuckle, sage, poached pear, and overripe carnation. A powerful and strong mead with tremendous floral notes; enjoy with maple glazed ham.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively
Aroma Aroma: wilting marigolds, rose water, japanese sweet potato, carnation, and magnolia
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of honeysuckle, sage, poached pear, and overripe carnation
Sweetness Sweetness: Sweet
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own
Recipes Pairing: Chicken Tagine, Chicken Kebobs, Chevre
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A powerful and strong mead with tremendous floral notes; enjoy with maple glazed ham.

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.

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