This beautiful Chestnut Flower organic honey from Italy has a dark amber colour. It is clear and intensely flavoured with a slightly bitter aftertaste and a pungent, herbaceous aroma.
The bees collect the nectar from flowers of chestnut trees that generally bloom in the months of June and July in Italy. ADI take the hives to large natural chestnut forests that cover large areas of the Alpine foothills of Piedmont and Lombardy and also the ancient Reventino Chestnut groves of Calabria. The Chestnut blossom is a yellow cluster with a very strong perfume and produce large amounts of nectar and pollen.
The honey is dark in color and sticky to touch and as it is high in fructose, does not crystallize. In Italy it is a favourite honey to use in sweets as it has a slight bitter aftertaste. Chestnut honey also goes well with cheese.
about the producer
In 1896 Giuseppeantonio Iacovanelli decided to buy some hives in the nearby village of Villa Santa Maria, in the province of Chieta, in order to increase the production of honey and feed his children, whose number increased to five in that year. His decision initiated a tradition that continues up to the present day as the passion for beekeeping and honey has been handed down from father to son in the Iacovanelli family.
ADI Apicoltura was founded in 1982 by Dario, the grandson of Giuseppeantonio, ADI being the abbreviation of Apicoltura Dario Iacovanelli. Today his sons Piero and Fabio continue the business which is recognised throughout Italy as a leader in the sector.