About Pyment

About Pyment
Pyment is a particular sub-category of melomels, where the fruit in question is specifically: Grapes. It is important to note that the grape juice should be fermented with the honey, rather than blended in afterwards. ‘Mulsum’ is a historic variety of pyment that generally refers to the post-fermentation blend of wine and honey (and sometimes water or sea-water). Both red and white grapes may be used; ones made with white grapes are sometimes called "white mead." The best have enticing aromas of honey, custard and tropical fruits and are made in a dessert style.

Top Picks for Pyment

Meadow Vista  Ostara Pyment Mead
93 points
Bright gold color. Interesting, tropical aromas and flavors of sandalwood, dried flowers and clay, buttercream on tropical fruits, and almond meal with a satiny, bright, fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, intricate, long finish that exhibits notes of dried apricot and papaya, suede, golden raisins, and pink pepper finish. A nuanced, warming, wine-like pyment that drinks like a late harvest Alsatian pinot gris.
St. Ambrose  Rosé Ambrosia Mead
87 points
Best Buy
Brilliant light garnet color. Aromas and flavors of honey baked cherries, hint of cherry gum and gelatin, and rhubarb pie with a satiny, bright, fruity light-to-medium body and a silky, relaxed finish with nuances of toasted nuts and apple finish. A pleasant vinous mead that will pair nicely; try in sangria.
87 points $15 Best Buy
KingView 2016 Golden Moscato Mead
86 points
Best Buy
Bright golden straw color. Toasty aromas and flavors of buttered toast with light grape jam, toasted nuts, and vanilla creme wafer cookie with a silky, vibrant, fruity light-to-medium body and a seamless, breezy finish that presents shades of honeyed nectarine finish. A nice toasty, easy drinking mead.
86 points $12 Best Buy