During this year of 2015 the stars of FISAN Gran Reserva are going to be the hams that correspond to these two years.
During the first few hours of Madrid Fusión 2015, at our own stand, Javier Sánchez presented our FISAN 2011 GRAN RESERVA ACORN-FED IBÉRICO HAM AND FISAN 2012 GRAN RESERVA ACORN-FED IBÉRICO HAM.
Each one of them, with their own hues and shades of flavour and aroma, are destined to be the stars of this 2015 season, as the hams corresponding to the year 2011 are now at their perfect point of curing and those corresponding to the year 2012 will gradually be just as ready.
Here below we will explain the main characteristics of the 2011 and 2012 “montanera” (free-range pasturing period) and we will also include a tasting note for each one of the years.
The rains in November and December gave rise to a tremendous amount of grass, which in turn favours the mobility of the acorn-fed Ibérico pig. The cold months of December and January also ensured good conservation of the acorn through to the months of February and March, thus facilitating complete profiting of the fruit of the meadowlands on the part of the FISAN acorn-fed Ibérico pigs.
FISAN GR 2011 HAM TASTING NOTE
Lively colour, with purplish hues with shiny and well-structured intramuscular fat marbling. Oleic flavour with touches of nuts and dried fruits along with vegetable hues. Balanced and powerful on the palate with a highly persistent sweet recapturing recollection.
Free-range acorn pasturing period with a tremendous amount of fruits, falling from both the Holm Oaks and the Cork Oaks. The cold and the absence of rain during the winter has allowed for absolute profiting of the acorn, with this year 2012 already being considered one of the years with the most quality and profiting of the FISAN Acorn-Fed Ibérico Pig.
FISAN GR 2012 HAM TASTING NOTE
Lively colour, intense aroma. Hues of nuts and dried fruits, depth in mouth with sweet touches. Smooth and juicy texture.
If you are passionate about FISAN Acorn-Fed Ibérico Ham, as we are, do take advantage of this occasion to try out both of these incredible years. It is truly worth it!!