Fine creamy, pale yellow. 250g, Andes, Chile.
The Quillay tree (Quillaja saponaria) is native to Chile and grows in the Andes at altitudes of 2,000 m. It's Andean mountain home and its extravagant star-shaped flowers donate a famous nectar. The tree should be protected in a special way, because the high saponin content in the bark makes it interesting for the industry. They are used to knitwear wool and silk to clean. They also have a healing effect and also be used in drinks and in cosmetics.
The mountain areas in the Chilean Andes between Ovalle and Malleco are still a natural paradise. At about 800 meters above sea level, the costume region begins where the slopes are too steep and a traditional agriculture is no longer possible. In the valleys, which are fall and flatter towards the Pacific, thrive the best wines in the country, sun-drenched, full-bodied and full of character.