SUNDAY, 31 MAY 2009
MARRONI DI COMBAI chestnuts seek PGI protection
An application has been made to register MARRONE DI COMBAI as a Protected Geographical Indication for an Italian chestnut ecotype that has developed in the typical environment of the Treviso foothills of the Alps. If you've never tried one,
"Sensory analyses using panel tests have shown a positive correlation between the characteristics of the flesh, in particular its pastiness, and the overall enjoyment of the chestnuts. Besides the factors that
influence tactile perception, there is a special aroma that is appreciated for the distinctiveness of the spiced, floral and herbaceous sensations present with marked intensity in the product when consumed. The quantitative values expressed by descriptors specifically identified for the sensorial analysis have revealed high intensity levels for aroma, aroma durability, sweetness and, by contrast, very low levels for attributes negatively correlated with the overall enjoyment of the fruit, related to astringency and bitterness".
Posted by: Jeremy Phillips @ 10.17
Tags: PGI application,