the bouquet is strong, chemical, almost medicinal, with a distinct hint of linden flower aroma, followed by notes of incense and resin. on the palate it is refreshing, with a taste of menthol, sage and lime, the finish has a very persistent aroma, balanced between citrus and bitter. linden honey owes its bouquet to a complex spectrum of 100 different volatile aromatic compounds.
a tree of european origin, of which two species are found in italy: t. cordata and t. platyphyllos. they have sturdy trunks and large canopies. they are both quite long-lived and not choosy as to soil type or exposure to the sun. the father of the celebrated botanist carl von linné chose its name, based on the swedish word lind.