Calvisius Tradition Elite

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  • Species: Pacific White sturgeon, Acipenser trasmontanus
  • Origins of the species: North American West coast, from Alaska to Southern California
  • Size of the fish: large, may grow to 800 kg or 1760 lbs and can be as long as 6 m or 19’
  • Roe diameter: extra-large, 3.2 mm and up
  • Color: dark grey, ebony, amber tones
  • Texture: silky and light with exceptionally large sized roe
  • Character: perfectly elegant and balanced
  • Aromatic notes: slightly fruity with soft nutty and buttery notes, reminiscent of the most delicate nuances of the sea.

Flavor Notes

Tradition Elite boasts eggs of remarkable size, imbued with a silky texture and elegant notes. As soon as these delicate pearls hit your palate, your tastebuds will be treated to rich, smooth, and buttery flavors, which are followed by subtle hints of seaweed. Tradition Elite delivers deep umami flavors that are further complemented by an added touch of nuttiness.

Recommended Pairings

Brut Champagne or Satèn (premium Franciacorta) bubbles. Serve on mother of pearl spoons as-is, to enjoy it in its purity. Or, harness Tradition’s buttery creaminess atop avocado or boiled potatoes to let its luxurious notes come forward.

Time required to harvest: 14 to 15 years.

Shelf life: 90 days, unopened, from ship date. Once opened, consume within 3 to 4 days.