The original clear fire from the fruits of the ever rarer strawberry tree. (Arbutus unedo L.).
The strawberry tree, a shrub-like plant, only grows wild in the barren areas of the hinterland of the Algarve and Alentejo. The harvest is tedious manual work, and fewer and fewer farmers are still interested in it, as the popular schnapps distilling is increasingly restricted by law. Result: The Medronho shrubs are no longer cut free from the dry undergrowth, and thus more often fall victim to the fires in the summer.
The fruit itself looks similar to a strawberry, hence the German name Erdbeerbaum. The fruit of the strawberry tree has a red color, a slightly spiky surface, is light yellow inside and floury in the consistency, but has a sweet taste. The brand has it with 42% Vol in itself, with a unique, distinctive, warm-fruity taste.
The fruits of the strawberry tree come from wild growth, a region without any industry. A pure unencumbered natural product.
Regional product of the Algarve
Licensed Manufacturer: Bagamel soc. in Silves, Portugal
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