The wild lavender (Lavandula stoechas) is an evergreen aromatic bush typical of the Mediterranean macchia and of the garrigue. Main characteristics are wheat spike shaped blooms with on top a clump of 2-4 violet-blue or reddish bracts. The florescence occurs between January and June depending on the altitude. This lavender shall not be confused with the lavandula angustifolia (officinal lavender) common in other regions such as Liguria, Toscana, Salernitano, Pollino and Alpi Marittime, and Countries like Croazia, Spain, South-France and Portugal.
From an organoleptic point of view this is a fine product, with a light yellow colour when liquid whereas it is white or ivory when crystallized. Cristallized honey has a creamy consistency with very thin, spheric and extremely soluble crystals. The scent is not particularly intense, it is aromatic, somewhat floral and delicate. The taste varies between normally and very sweet to normally acid. The aroma is mild in intensity, slightly persistent and aromatic, lightly floral and reminds bitter almonds.
Fonte bibliografica “Apicoltura e mieli della Sardegna di Ignazio Floris e Alberto Satta”.