Organic honey from Monnàber Vell

18 

Net Weight 450g

In stock

Organoleptic properties

Visual appearance

Light amber colour, maximum 45 mm Pfund.

Aroma

Faint and short-lasting floral aroma.

Flavour

Sweet with spiced notes.

Texture

Rapid crystallisation in very small crystals.

Pollen spectrum

13.3% Mediterranean buckthorn (Rhamnus alaternus) as the principal melliferous plant, 6.5% Mediterranean thistle ( Galactites tomentosa), 4.4% citrus trees (Citrus spp.), 4.2% common myrtle (Myrtus communis) and 2% legumes (Fabaceae) as principal additional melliferous plants.

Harvest period

June–July.

Limited production

Four hundred units of 450 g in the spring 2020 harvest.

Geographical origin

The Monnàber Vell estate is located in the municipality of Campanet, in the north-east of Mallorca in the foothills of the Serra de Tramuntana mountains, which have been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in the Cultural Landscape category and it covers an area of 160 hectares. The first thing that catches the visitor’s eye are the houses dating from the 13th century and their centuries-old olive trees, which with the passage of time, have become works of art of nature.

Flora of Monnàber Vell

Monnàber Vell stands out for its diversity of plant life, in terms of both the natural vegetation of the mountains and the dryland farming typical of the Serra de Tramuntana mountains and also for the traditional farming activity that has shaped its plant landscape over the centuries. The predominant vegetation that is of interest to bees are clover (Trifolium/Lotus spp.), Mediterranean thistles (Galactites tomentosa), asphodel (Asphodelus spp.), spiny broom (Calicotome spinosa), and Mediterranean buckthorn (Rhamnus alaternus), which have blossoms that can cover large areas of the estate. There are also large areas of almond (Prunus dulcis) and carob (Ceratonia siliqua) trees. The name Monnàber comes from the Arabic and means mountain of flowers.