Asetra caviar is harvested from the Russian sturgeon ( Acipenser gueldenstaedtii ), a medium-sized sturgeon (with a typical weight between 25 and 85 kg) that reaches its adult age between 15 and 20 years, a period in which the female can finally lay her eggs. Asetra is considered the most refined caviar, even more so than Beluga, for 2 main reasons: in terms of its taste, it is more sophisticated, characterized by a distinctive nutty aroma, while in terms of texture, it has a thicker and crunchy grain.
The roe is medium-large in size (from 2.7 to 3.0 mm) and is immediately recognizable thanks to its characteristic brown and gold color enriched by amber shades.
In order to produce quality caviar, one of the fundamental aspects is the feeding method: the use of “drop feeding” guarantees that the sturgeon are always feeding on fresh food. In order to avoid that the fish can feed on food that has settled at the bottom of the river, nets are placed down that prevent them from reaching the bottom and therefore the muddy substrate - which would inevitably compromise the refined taste of the caviar.
Thanks to the precision, the meticulous care attributed to the product, our experts’ superior know-how, and the use of cutting-edge technologies, we are able to consistently serve an exceptional product, sure to satisfy the most demanding palates. The freshly packaged caviar is immediately vacuum-packed, a process that ensures that the product retains its freshness.
Caviar - Russian Sturgeon eggs