Organic honey from Galatzó

18 

Net Weight 450 g

In stock

Organoleptic properties

Visual appearance

Very dark almost black amber colour, minimum 90 mm Pfund.

Aroma

Very strong and lasting floral aroma.

Flavour

Very sweet with subtle spiced notes.

Texture

Very slow crystallisation.

Pollen spectrum

57.6% common myrtle (Myrtus communis) as the main melliferous plant, 8.4% Mediterranean buckthorn (Rhamnus alaternus) and 1.9% asphodel (Asphodelus spp.) as principal additional melliferous plants.

Harvest period

June–July.

Limited production

One hundred forty-six units of 450 g in the spring 2020 harvest.

Geographical origin

The Galatzó estate is located in the north of the municipality of Calvià and is entirely within the Serra de Tramuntana mountains, which have been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in the Cultural Landscape category. Galatzó is one of Mallorca’s largest estates, covering 1401 hectares. Its geographic features provide a unique and magical setting with the Puig de Galatzó mountain dominating the landscape and a valley enclosed by a complex system of hills and mountains, along with the fertile land alongside the Torrent de Galatzó stream.

Flora of Galatzó

Galatzó offers a very good example of the range of vegetable communities that characterise Mallorca’s rural landscape. Some of the most interesting plant species from a beekeeping point of view are asphodels (Asphodelus spp.), rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis), Echium (Echium spp.), clover (Trifolium/Lotus sp.), common myrtle (Myrtus communis), grey-leaved cistus (Cistus albidus), Montpellier cistus (Cistus monspeliensis), many-flowered heath (Erica multiflora),Mediterranean thistles (Galactites tomentosa), Mediterranean buckthorn (Rhamnus alaternus), holm oak (Quercux ilex), and on the fertile we find land fruit trees like oranges (Citrus sinensis), almonds (Prunus dulcis) and carobs (Ceratonia siliqua).