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HONEY FROM PARQUE DE MONTESINHO DOP/MPB

MEL DO PARQUE DE MONTESINHO
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"Mel do Parque" is a multi-flower mountain honey, produced in Montesinho Park, located in the region of Bragança, northeast of Portugal. The Multi-flower honey with predominance of Heathers, Rosemary and Chestnut, along with the following representative species from the regional flora: Arbutus; Cistus Ladanifer; Echium; Rosemary; Cork-oak and holm-oak; Silva; Willow; Thyme and Clovers. Taste - Strong, persistent with a well-balanced combination between the sweet, the salty and the bitter. Aroma - A profile of complex aromas, with floral and fruity expressions; combined by dry woods and a soft caramel taste that holds the aromas. The finish is persistent and long. Tact - Soft, sensation of “fine crystals” due to the natural and slow crystallization, which may lead, during the heather predominance, to a sensation of astringency in the mouth. Colour - This “Mel do Parque” has an accentuated dark color (above 7 on the Pfund scale) and is located in the spectrum of amber (golden to dark), bright, clear and with greenish and red nuances. Certification - The honey of Montesinho Park - DOP (Protected Designation of Origin) is certified by Tradition and Quality – Interbranch Association for the Agri-Food Products of Trás-os-Montes. The MPB (Organic Production Method) control of “Mel do Parque” of Montesinho is under the responsibility of SATIVA - Control and Certification (PT BIO 003). The Protected Designation of Origin (DOP) is registered and protected by the Regulation (CE) Nº 1107/96 of 12.06.

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    Export Pure Products - Trás os Montes - Portugal

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    Export Pure Products is an initiative of NERBA, Business Association of the District of Bragança – Portugal, that aims to promote, in international market, the products of excellence produced in the region of Trás-Os-Montes, Portugal.

    The Region of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro, located in Northern Portugal, produces olive oil, honey, chestnut, the famous Port wine and the wines of the Douro . Products of excellence obtained through unique modes of production.
    With them are prepared dishes and delicacies of haute cuisine, recognised by famous chefs and most demanding consumers.
    Why? Because products have high standards of quality, prooved by their qualification as: Bio products and DOC products !

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    MEL DO PARQUE DE MONTESINHO

    Mel do Parque is a mountain honey, multifloral, produced in the municipalities of Bragança and Vinhais, where there are predominantly patches of black oak (Quercus pyrenaica) and chestnut (Castanea sativa), in addition to existence of many muds with narrow-leaf ash (Fraxinus angustifolia) and, next to the water lines, willows (Salix atrocinera and S. salviifolia) and alders (Alnus glutinosa) and also multiple wild plants of apicultural importance.

    The production zone has a maximum altitude of around 1475m in the mountain of Montesinho and about 500m in the valleys of rivers and streams that cut the other mountains - Coroa and Nogueira -, namely the rivers Tuela, Rabaçal, Baceiro and Sabor.

    Honey from Parque de Montesinho was qualified with the Protected Designation of Origin (DOP) in February 1994. Since 2005 it produces honey under the Organic Production Mode (MPB), according with Regulation (CE) nr. 834/2007 and Regulation (CE) nr. 889/2008.

    Our products are: honey, wax, propolis and pollen.