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
$28
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
$15
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
$12
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