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MAISON DEHESA signs the first fresh and organic caviar in the world, born in mountain source.

SUCCUMB TO BLACK DIAMOND®, CAVIAR IN ITS PUREST FORM.


In a protected natural environment, in the heart of the Spanish Sierra Nevada, lies the Black Diamond®, the best fresh caviar in the world. Maison DEHESA has selected a farm nestled at the birth of a mountain spring where the Naccari sturgeon lives, which has escaped poaching and pollution. Its caviar benefits from the purity of living, fossilized water*. To restore the original taste of European caviar, our breeding respects the living conditions of this sturgeon in the wild.


In the mouth, its fresh caviar is of unprecedented purity, with a sensual, crunchy texture and incomparable iodine and mineral notes. No more ultra-designed canned packaging, its glass case reflects its purity without any fuss or maturation. No preservatives are added. This exceptional caviar signed Maison DEHESA is the first certified organic production. And it is also a real response to the current issues of sustainable development.





A PROTECTED NATURAL ENVIRONMENT IN THE HEART OF THE SIERRA NEVADA


The first criterion for selecting good caviar is the quality of the water. Maison DEHESA has therefore selected a farm nestled at the birth of a mountain spring at an altitude of 1200 meters, in the heart of the Sierra Nevada, in Spain. From this mountain, a biosphere reserve recognized by UNESCO, this fossil water*, the purest in the world, gushes out. It tumbles in whirlpools, from waterfalls to slopes, and protects since the origin of time the Naccari or the Naccari or Adriatic sturgeon. This native and uncrossed sturgeon species, with a nonchalant look, has been present in our rivers in France and Europe for more than 200,000 years. It is here, near Granada, in this perfectly quiet and isolated place, that the Naccari has escaped poaching and water pollution.


A FARM THAT REPLICATES THE LIVING CONDITIONS OF STURGEON IN THE WILD


Conscious of this almost wild state, our farm Maison DEHESA, unique in the world, uses a 100% natural and certified organic food. It replicates the natural food of the animal in its biotope. In the same way, it is part of a relationship with time that respects the life cycle of the Naccari. Around the age of 18, the females reach up to 100 kg and offer the most prized eggs in the world, the size of Beluga (over 3 mm). Its freshness leads to a very moderate use of salt, lower than the market one, leaving a firm and crunchy grain with an incomparable roll.




THE TASTE OF FRENCH CAVIAR REDISCOVERED


In the mouth, the purity of the living and fossil waters, the cradle of its sturgeons and their fresh caviar, offers a sensation of freshness, minerality, sapidity, and incomparable iodine notes.


Out of respect for this exceptional caviar, nothing is added. The black diamond® requires the total absence of any preservatives and a glass packaging. This avoids any distortion of the inimitable taste of this caviar, a true black diamond of incomparable purity. The black diamond® recaptures the taste of the French caviar of the past, fresh, without significant maturation, unlike the caviars of Russian or Iranian traditions.


ORGANIC CAVIAR, SUSTAINABLE CAVIAR, WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENCES?


Since the ban on sturgeon fishing in 2008, which is threatened with extinction, fish farms claim to be a response to the challenges of sustainable development. Nevertheless, current practices have very negative environmental impacts. Indeed, farms are obliged to treat the water upstream and downstream of the ponds, which implies the use of powerful and important chemical inputs. In addition, the farmers are obliged to oxygenate the water in the ponds by mechanical means, which the organic label refuses. Our farm, located on a slope in the wake of a stream, at the source of a mountain river, offers a system of waterfalls that oxygenates the water naturally. On the other hand, most farms resort to genetic manipulation while the organic label forbids any crossbreeding between different species of sturgeon.


Most of the so-called sustainable farms use geothermal energy to keep the water in the ponds at a high temperature. This process aims to accelerate the growth process of the fish, which the organic label refuses. By DEHESA respects the life cycle of the sturgeon and brings to maturity around the age of 18 years. The organic caviar requires a natural food certified organic with a complete traceability, more expensive. Finally, the organic label does not allow any preservatives or additives, which means that the caviar must be eaten fresh. Its shelf life is 6 months maximum against 9 months for traditional caviar.


DEHESA fresh caviar is the first caviar certified as organically produced. It is therefore a real response to the challenges of sustainable development.


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