Full Review

Meadow Vista

Meadow Vista
Ostara Pyment Mead

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken

Category: Pyment

Date Tasted:
Country: Canada
Alcohol: 11.1% RS: <1%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$28

Meadow Vista
Ostara Pyment Mead

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken

Category: Pyment

Date Tasted:
Country: Canada
Alcohol: 11.1% RS: <1%
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 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.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Savory & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: sandalwood, dried flowers and clay, buttercream on tropical fruits, and almond meal
Taste Flavor: dried apricot and papaya, suede, golden raisins, and pink pepper
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: General Tso’s Chicken, Pumpkin Pie, Chevre
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A nuanced, warming, wine-like pyment that drinks like a late harvest Alsatian pinot gris.

The Producer

Meadow Vista Honey Wines

The Producer
3975 June Springs Rd
SE Kelowna, BC V1Z 4B9
Canada
1 250-862-2337

Their Portfolio

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.