ADI Acacia flower honeyMercato Food and Wine
Producer: ADI apicoltura
Product: Acacia flower honey
Region: Tornareccio, Abruzzo
The small town of Tornareccio is known as the captial of honey production in Abruzzo due to the efforts of the Iacovanelli family. The family's history of apicoltura (beekeeping) started from humble beginnings 150 years ago as a way to support the family. Taking this knowledge and experience Dario Iacovanelli established ADI (an acronym for apicoltura Dario Iacovanelli) in 1982. The company specialises in the production of single varietal honey by placing hives within the desired crop during the peak flowering season. Crops of specific flowers are sourced from across all of Italy. All harvest areas are organic to ensure the quality of the honey produced. The family only removes the minimal amount of honey to ensure the health of the hive.
Acacia produces vast amount of nectar known to result in light and delicate honey. The colour is straw yellow with a delicate floral scent and hints of poached pear on the palate. The subtle flavours present make this a favourite to add as a sweetener to teas and other drinks. The bees are transported to dense acacia forests in Piedmont, Lombardy and Abruzzo, selected for quality and maintain an organic product.
Honey (raw, unpasturized and unflitered)