Figue de Solliès AOC
Fresh Sollies-Pont Figs airflown from France. Each pack is roughly 220-250g.
Discover the only fig AOC in France from a small privileged soil located in the sunny Var, carefully harvested for centuries by local labour. In Provence region and the Var department, the basin of Solliès is a small area watered by the Gapeau river flowing peacefully between Toulon and Hyeres. The AOC obtained in 2006 brings together hundreds of producers planted over an area of about 120 hectares. AOC and not AOC growers of the Solliès basin produce ¾ of French production, reaching 2500 tons per year.
The Solliès fig is a fresh fig with a diameter between 40 and 70 mm and contains sugar ranging from 14 to 26 degrees Brix. Shaped like a crushed teardrop, it is purple to ribbed black. The fruit is dense, firm and supple. The receptacle is thin, pale green; the pulp is fleshy, and coloured as strawberry jam with many thin beige seeds. The nose is elegant, very intense and fruity with vegetal notes of watermelon, white melon, strawberry and other red fruits. The palate is full with characteristic tangy and sweet balance, crisp then slush, with intense vegetal aromas (rhubarb jam, watermelon), fruity (red fruits ) and flower notes.
At the cuisine, the Solliès fig can be associated with the deliciously seared foie gras, the salmon, ham, cheese, yogurt and cottage cheese. It accompanies marvellously the game, pork and rabbit.