notes of roasted coffee, soil minerals, followed by the scent of cocoa beans, rhubarb and gentian, all in all a complex olfactory spectrum. the taste is characterized by a mild sweetness followed by bitter notes of plants such as chicory, moist tobacco leaf, cocoa beans, freshly cut wood and bitter roots. its marker is homogentisic acid, absent in all other honeys.
in accompaniment to jerusalem artichokes and cardoons by affinity, or in coffee or an infusion with bitter notes, capable of delivering seductive sensations paired with bittersweet chocolate of varying degrees of purity. in any unsweet cocktail, goes well with peat whiskey, chinotto and bitter orange.
in the kitchen
added to any vegetable, bitter roots, artichokes and cardoons. prepare a cream with mascarpone, cream, bourbon vanilla and honey to go with some gaufre.
altitude range: 0-800m
bloom period: october-december
evergreen shrub or tree that rarely reaches a height of 10m. the trunk has reddish, scaly bark and a dense, rounded canopy. flowers greenish or white, edible fruit about 4cm in diameter, of a color going from yellow to bright red. legend has it that the strawberry tree was born from the blood of the giant geryon, defeated by hercules in his tenth labor.
pollens and combinations
carob, ivy, alanroot, sasparilla