Ethereal nose with hints of white flowers and snow; final notes of watermelon rind and alpine herbs, sometimes the presence of thymus serpillum is recognizable. In the mouth is sweet and intense with a beeswax final.
The variety R. ponticum has been known since antiquity for producing the “honey of madness” but don’t worry, our honey is sensible!
Take advantage of its well balanced contrasts of bitter-sweet-savoury for frosting or candeing acid fruits. After cooking, stir together with butter for vegetable risotto or cheese. For fish marinades. Dissolved in water, frozen and then grated for an ethereal slush.
per ben dosati contrasti gastronomici come dolce-amaro o dolce-salato. per glassare o candire frutti acidi. a fine cottura, per mantecare assieme al burro risotti di verdure o formaggi. per marinature di pesci d’acqua dolce. sciolto in acqua, poi ghiacciata e grattugiata, per un’eterea granita. - Vedi le ricette
Altitude distribution: 1400-2300 m
flowering period: june - july
Small bush of 0.4 - 0.9 m belonging to the ericaceae family, native to Eurasia and America with red flowers. The undersides of the leaves are covered in rust-brown spots, which give the species its scientific name. Can be found in the mountainous European ranges. Thrives in very acidified soils.
In the Japanese floral language called Hanakotoba, patience and modesty are represented by rhododendron flowers.
Nontiscordardime, Lupinella, Lampone, Borracina