Linden flower honey and blackcurrant berry juice give this sweet Lithuanian mead an intense ruby color and a strong blackcurrant aroma. The rich full flavor with tannins forms a perfectly balanced mead.
Min. 50% honey and wild blackcurrant growing along the river Šušvė. The name "Pilėnų" does not mean "black currant" in Lithuanian, but refers to the inhabitants of medieval castles (family, servants, craftsmen ...) who lived in the castle and enjoyed similar mead.
Mead is an alcoholic beverage fermented from honey and water, with possibility of addition of other ingredients such as spices or herbs or in combination with fruit juices.
Melomel is a fruit mead with is fermented from honey and fruit juices.
Type of honey
Blossom honey or nectar comes from the nectar of various flowers.
This mead was boiled before fermentation. The thermal process has certain technological advantages, however, some valuable components of honey are damaged, especially during prolonged boiling. You will not recognize the production process in taste, but it is typical for boiled mead that they are more golden in color because honey partially caramelize at high temperatures.
Producer Šušvės midus
Near the famous fortified settlement of Plinkaigalio, on the banks of the fast-flowing river Šušvė, where our ancestors already prospered in prehistoric times, the old craft of mead production was revived.