Organic honey from Santiani

18,00 

Net Weight 450 g

In stock

Organoleptic properties

Visual appearance

Pale amber colour, 45 mm Pfund.

Aroma

Faintly floral, clearly perceptible with fruity notes.

Flavour

Sweet with faint acidic notes.

Texture

Fast crystallisation in very fine crystals.

Pollen spectrum

42.3% from legumes (Fabaceae) as main pollinating plants, 18.8% from citruses (Citrus sp.), 11.7% from almond and blackthorn trees (Prunus sp.) and 4.7% from clover (Trifolium/Lotus sp.) as additional pollinating plants.

Geographical origin

Santiani is in the municipality of Campanet in the northeast of Mallorca in the Serra de Tramuntana mountains, which have been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The estate has an area of 25 hectares and its most important distinguishing features are its rural setting consisting of major possessions (country estates) such as Monnàber Vell, its lush holm oak woodland of great ecological and scenic value and its numerous intermittent springs.

Botanical origin

Santiani is characterised by a notable variety of environments, soil and terrain types, which provide an exceptional substrate for establishing varied and complex plant cover. From a beekeeping perspective, the following melliferous or pollinating plants stand out: brooms (Genista sp.); vetches (Vicia sp.); the colourful asphodels (Asphodelus spp.), which can become dominant while flowering; clovers (Lotus spp.); many-flowered heath (Erica multiflora); Mediterranean buckthorn (Rhamnus alaternus), which form shrubs of considerable size; and orange trees (Citrus sp.). Dry-land tree crops such as almonds (Prunus dulcis) and carob (Ceratonia siliqua) and holm oak (Quercus ilex) are also present, making up the most typical forest vegetation of the mountain landscape of Santiani.