At first glance, Ossetra caviar is seductively elegant: with a colour ranging from amber to bronze, it boasts golden highlights that are often compared to pearls. It has a unique texture that is both firm and sensual. The eggs roll between the palate and tongue while the flavours slowly become bolder. The first impression in the mouth is delicate, characterised by a lovely balance between a full-bodied brininess, nutty notes and robust flavours of the sea. It will soon have you dreaming of exotic travels.
The historic sturgeon of the Caspian Sea
In the past, Ossetra (Acipenser Gueldenstaedti) was found on the shores of the Caspian Sea bordering Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan. But poaching and overfishing have made it rarer, and in 2008 it became officially illegal to fish for this species in this region of the world. After years of studies and research, Petrossian was the first player on the market to offer farmed Ossetra in 2007.
The sturgeon Acipenser gueldenstaedtii
Ossetra or Oscietra caviar comes from the key species of sturgeon called 'Russian Sturgeon' from the Caspian Sea, and is the finest example of farmed caviar that we have today.