Main notes: island flowers, gingerbread
Sensation: Discover a quality with a maturing period of 12 months.
Aromatic: Gingerbread, floral and wild notes.
Color: Striated ebony
Caliber: Gourmet +14cm
Origin - Plantations: Highlands region - Mount Kabangama, Goroka.
Packaging : 10 vanilla pods from Papua New Guinea - Tahitensis Gourmet
"Same variety as Tahiti's, you'll be under the spell"
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|2||32,24 €||Up to 1,32 €|
|3||31,91 €||Up to 2,96 €|
|5||31,26 €||Up to 8,22 €|
|10||29,61 €||Up to 32,90 €|
Until 20 years ago, this origin was not known to the market. The producers had a lot of credit because no one in the region knew vanilla. The first year, a small group went to Manus Island and came back with cuttings. 3 years have passed and the first flowers have appeared. Members of each community left in order to be trained in the fertilization of vanilla flowers. When the flowers were fertilized, when the pods started to grow, yet another journey had to be made to understand the different stages of maturing a vanilla pod.
Today, in the communities of the Sepik region, many people grow vanilla. The income generated by this activity allows communities to build schools, hire teachers and repair bush roads. The community system allows a more fluid management of vanilla plantations but also a good use of this new village economy.
I am in constant contact with producers, collectors, community leaders and exporters in this region. These men inspire me and I am proud to be able to contribute to the development of their origins and to contribute to the building in my own way
The top of the range Papua vanilla, the ultimate!
A vanilla with a gourmet aromatic palette, notes of gingerbread, floral.
Superb pods with a moisture content of between 20 and 30% depending on the quality, fine pods, rich in vanilla grains.
A vanilla for lovers of long matured vanilla who want to buy a discovery.
Black Gourmet Vanilla 20-30% moisture, more fatty with round, full-bodied and floral notes of a Tahitensis. Final with notes of liquorice and leather. A superb complexity, an intensity to discover quickly.
Its aroma has enchanted me. I was so used to Bourbon vanilla, to the planifolia species. Love at first sight was as intense as when I discovered pompona Schiede vanilla from Guadeloupe. As in love, it is always difficult to explain "Quivering", the alchemy that makes you subjugated by an origin in the first second.
Many of you understand what I mean. Epicureans, lovers of wine or noble products have probably already felt this feeling. A vanilla, a sourcing, a very difficult region to access.
A Tahitensis vanilla of the same species as the one found in French Polynesia. A singular aromatic, so different from the others. A complex nose that starts with spicy notes in the attack, bottom notes on the flower, leather-liquorice.
Sourcing is difficult as the quality of the batches differs from one producer to another. It took a considerable amount of time to find serious partners who met my specifications. As vanilla prices were high, refining was not well done on most samples or vanilla was not picked at full maturity.
A very difficult area to access because there are no roads leading to it from Port Moresby, the capital in northern Papua New Guinea. You must either fly or boat to the Sepik region. Once there, the roads are busted, the villages of the communities are easily 2 days away from the first city.
Vanilla maturities do not occur at the same time in different areas, which further complicates collection.
Beyond the total personal investment required to develop a partnership, the quality of this great vintage is the Reward:
This vanilla has a DUO of 3 years.
To get the most out of its aromatic palette, take care to split your pod along its entire length, remove the seeds and put the whole thing in your preparation
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Charlotte E. published the 09/09/2019 following an order made on 27/08/2019
Très très bien, gousses généreuses en gout
Ekaterina T. published the 05/09/2019 following an order made on 28/08/2019
Parfait! Belles gousses, bien charnues.
Sylviane D. published the 01/09/2019 following an order made on 09/08/2019
Marie Rose V. published the 14/08/2019 following an order made on 07/08/2019
Nathalie S. published the 13/08/2019 following an order made on 07/08/2019
Subtile et puissante en même temps, parfaite
Pascale S. published the 06/08/2019 following an order made on 30/07/2019
Très belles gousses , parfum envoûtant !
ANTHONY R. published the 04/08/2019 following an order made on 27/07/2019
Vanille fraiche, bien conditionnée. Excellent parfum. Tres bon produit.
Martine H. published the 10/07/2019 following an order made on 01/07/2019
La qualité est au rendez-vous je ne suis pas déçue j'ai été très surprise car effectivement elle se rapproche de la vanille de Tahiti. A consommer sans modération.
Francine W. published the 10/07/2019 following an order made on 16/03/2019