Melon from Quercy (PGI) 100%
Melon from Quercy (PGI) 100%Origin France (Quercy)
Acidity
Bitterness
Sugar
Length of flavour
Harvest
JAN
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DEC
Colour
Pale orange
Flavour combinations
Redcurrant, raspberry, nectarine, basil
Quercy Melon has a Protected Geographical Indication, celebrating the exceptional Quercy terroir in the south-west of France. To be awarded the PGI certification, production must meet very strict specifications, in particular clay content in the soil greater than 25% to give the melons a pronounced musky flavour, farmland that is left fallow for 5 years after 1 year of production and also a minimum BRIX level for the fruit. The delicious flavour of the Quercy Melon also comes from the south-facing fields and the cool nights in the region, generated by the Mediterranean and oceanic climate. The melons used by Maison Ponthier are harvested by hand, to check the precise level of ripeness of each fruit before being sorted according to category defined by size, weight and calibre. Only first category melons, commonly called "table melons" are chosen to make PONTHIER purée, after being hand-peeled in our workshops.