Found in China and Russia, Amur sturgeon can live more than 30 years. The largest individuals can grow to over three metres and weigh more than 190kg. This long-lived fish only starts to produce its characteristic large grey to emerald coloured eggs at the age of ten.
Name: Amur Sturgeon (Acipenser Schrenckii)
Maturation: 10 years old
Color: dark grey
Origin: China / Russia
Characteristics: a pure, full-bodied flavour with a hint of fruity freshness, that settles in a long-lasting note on the palate
How To Taste The Caviar ?
Caviar should be properly chilled to preserve its freshness.
It is very sensitive to temperature. You can keep caviar in the refrigerator but not in the freezer!
You serve caviar in chilled glass dishes (bowls), preferably made of crystal.
The bowl should be placed on crushed ice. It guarantees fresh flavour.
For caviar you use spoons made from mother of pearl, ivory or tortoiseshell. This delicacy is treated as royalty.
Avoid using metal spoons (especially made of silver) as they can react with the caviar and impart a metallic taste.