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La Tovara 2018

In the tropical delta of La Tovara, a mangrove preserve hosts the bees for the summer. Herons, hawks, gulls, and dragonflies play in the subdued mazes of the stands. The mangrove branches sway in the ocean breeze, and the salty air nestles into the tangle of the root system.

Compared to La Tovara 2017

Sea salt and bay leaf are still primary flavors in 2018 compared to 2017’s La Tovara. However, where 2017 dives straight into mineral and woody herbs like savory, 2018 takes a more lighthearted turn with fresh, grassy olive oil. The warm mid-tone of coriander is stronger and leans more towards the flavor of mace. Additionally playing on the palette is the sweet, indulgent flavor of salt-water taffy, which was lacking in 2017. The mouthfeel is similar, with a light, clean finish and lingering salt.

 

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Tasting Notes

Sea salt
Bay leaves
Mace
Saltwater taffy
Grassy fresh olive oil

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Terroir

Mangrove roots reach into the sea and the silt, pulling minerals and riches up from the depths. The velvet flowers of mangroves bloom in the clean, pure breeze of the coast. The nectar captures hints of the salty wind and the offerings of the sea, combining to produce honey that is slightly salty and full of minerals, and yet that also remains airy and fresh.

 

 Recommended Pairings

Chicken, fish, earthy spices, salami, mezcal, whiskey, and blue cheese.

 
 

Recipes


 Nayarit

Nayarit is a lush, verdant, coastal state of Mexico. Mangrove trees hug the Pacific coastline and sweep up into the delta, teeming with wildlife.

The terrain loops up into low hills smothered in sugar cane and fruit trees, and then rises sharply up to 4,500 feet, where coffee plants hide beneath a pine canopy.

 
 
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La Tovara 2018 | Mangrove Honey

11.5 oz

La Tovara is created on the shores of Nayarit, where the velvety flowers of mangroves bloom in the clean, pure breeze of the coast. With a light mouthfeel and a hint of bitters, this honey has herbal, salty tasting notes. Try pairing with chicken, earthy spices, blue cheese, and whiskey.

Every jar comes in a STATE box with a tasting notes card and thank you card, perfect for an easy, beautiful gift.