Full Review

Martin Brothers

Martin Brothers
Wildflower Mead

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken

Category: Traditional Mead

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$26

Martin Brothers
Wildflower Mead

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken

Category: Traditional Mead

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14%
Yellow color. Aromas of dried rose, hibiscus, coconut, celery seed, lilac, and croissant with a round, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and an effortless, intricate, medium-long beeswax, hints of anise, and dried banana finish. A complex, character-rich Mead that embraces its wild nature.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: dried rose, hibiscus, coconut, celery seed, lilac, and croissant
Taste Flavor: beeswax, hints of anise, and dried banana
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Chicken Tagine, Chicken Kebobs, Chevre
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A complex, character-rich mead that embraces its wild nature.

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.