Caviar Fish Varieties

Sturgeon Caviar Roe

Caviar is a delicacy consisting of salt cured eggs from the Acipenseridae family. The term caviar refers only to roe from sturgeon fish. Caviar Artisan is dedicated to importing caviar exclusively produced under all international CITES (Convention Of International Trade In Endangered Species) regulations, and in accordance with European Union law. Certified caviar is produced in sustainable ethical ways that have been approved. Each tin is vacuum sealed at the source with a control seal and a CITES number allocated to each import before being released for dispatch. When it comes to our caviar, its origin is certain and safe.

Caviar Varieties

Royal Baerii Caviar

Royal Baerii Caviar is produced from the Siberian sturgeon. A medium-sized fish with a weight between 8 and 40 kg (17.6 to 88.2 lbs). Originally found in the fluvial basins of Siberia (from the Ob to the Kolyma rivers) and Lake Baikal. The best and largest roe (more than 2.7mm) are selected for this caviar.

Silky and smooth in texture, it pairs well with potatoes, sour cream, crème fraiche, soft bread or in the purest Russian tradition, with blinis as well as by itself to fully appreciate its qualities.

Suggested pairing: Brut champagne or dry white, mineral driven wines and vodka.

The time required to harvest this caviar is 8 years. Gold Star winner at the 2016 UK Great Taste Awards.


Species: Acipenser Baerii (certified sustainable)
Production: Italy
Diameter: medium to large, 2.7/3.0mm
Color: varies from dark grey to light brown
Texture: Firm
Character: full flavored with slight iodine elements
Aromatic notes: nutty, oyster, nori seaweed, honey

 

Imperial Oscietra Caviar

Imperial Oscietra Caviar is produced from the Russian Sturgeon, a species originally native to the Caspian Sea, Black Sea and Azov Sea. This medium-sized sturgeon can weigh between 20 to 60kg (44 to 132 lbs). Only the largest roe are selected for this elegant caviar, with a subtle fruity and nutty flavor and with tones of dark brown to beige in color. Considered to be one of the more notable caviars, enjoy it on its own.

Suggested pairing: top quality Brut and silky sparkling wines.

The time required to harvest this caviar is approximately 10 to 12 years.

Species: Acipenser Gueldenstaedtii (certified sustainable)
Production: Italy
Diameter: medium to large, 2.9mm/3.2mm
Color: brown to dark brown with warm amber tones
Texture: velvety, firm
Character: complex and persistent
Aromatic notes: hazelnut, butter, sea urchin

 

 

Imperial Oscietra Caviar - Gold Label


Imperial Oscietra Caviar - Gold Label is produced from the Russian Sturgeon otherwise known as the Diamond Sturgeon, a species originally native to the Caspian Sea, Black Sea and Azov Sea. This medium-size fish can weigh from 20 to 60 kg (44 to 132 lbs). Only the largest eggs (more than 3mm) are selected for this delicate, complex and slightly nutty caviar. With dark brown and beige nuances, this is the cream of the crop of our Oscietra Selection. Its superior flavors are best appreciated by tasting it simply on its own to slowly savor all its regal nuances.

Suggested pairing: top quality Brut or elegant sparkling wines.

The time required to harvest this caviar is at least 12 years.

Species: Acipenser Gueldenstaedtii (certified sustainable)
Production: Italy
Diameter: large, 3.3mm and above
Color: brown to dark brown with warm amber tones
Texture: velvety, firm
Character: complex, rich and persistent
Aromatic notes: hazelnut, butter, sea urchin

 

Platinum Selection Caviar

Platinum Selection - Special Reserve is produced from the White Sturgeon, It is one of the longest-living sturgeons, reaching up to one hundred years of age. It weighs 800 kg (1760 lbs) and can be as long as 6m (19 ft). High in protein, this lean fish is particularly refined and so is its exquisite large roe ranging from 3.0 to 3.2 millimeters (7/64 to 1/8 inch) in diameter and varying between dark grey to black in color.

The taste of this caviar is perfectly balanced with round notes, combining delicate nuances of the sea with light, buttery flavors of pastry. This caviar attracts the most discerning palates from any age or culture.

To truly appreciate its nature, enjoy it simply by itself or as part of an exciting tasting with other styles of caviar. Best when paired with a Brut (dry) or silky sparkling wine.

The time required to harvest this caviar is approximately 14 to 15 years.

Species: Acipenser Transmontanus (certified sustainable)
Production: Italy
Diameter: large, 3.0mm/3.2 mm
Color: dark grey, ebony, amber tones
Texture: compact and light enhanced by its large roe
Character: balanced and elegant
Aromatic notes: strongly fruity with nutty and buttery notes, reminiscent of the most delicate nuances of the sea.

 

Sevruga Caviar

Sevruga Caviar is produced from the Sterlet Sturgeon, Acipenser Stellatus. Delicate eggs (ranging between light to dark gray in color) entertain rich, intense flavors of the sea with mild iodic attributes.  Hints of anchovy and hazelnut round out the clean, bold finish. A true Malassol (low salt) caviar.  Limited Quantities

A new addition to the Caviar Artisan Selection, this is a pure Sevruga which is difficult to find.  Authentic Sevruga, once the prized caviar of Czars when fished in the wild from the Caspian Sea, is one of the most difficult sturgeon to cultivate due to its delicate nature.

Species: Acipenser Stellatus (certified sustainable)
Production: Italy
Diameter: medium, 2.5/2.7mm
Color: varies from dark grey to light brown
Texture: Firm
Character: full flavored with slight iodine elements
Aromatic notes: Hazelnut and anchovies

 

 

Golden Almas Caviar

Golden Almas Caviar is produced from the Sterlet Albino Sturgeon, Acipenser Ruthenus. Almas, meaning diamond in Russian, is an exclusive caviar and historically reserved for Russian, Iranian and Austrian royalty. Soft and silky textured roe, hints of hazelnut with lingering intense flavour of the sea. As the sturgeon matures, their eggs become more elegant, smooth, aromatic and delicious with a spongier texture.

Species: Acipenser Ruthenus (certified sustainable)
Production: Italy
Diameter: Medium, 2.5/2.7mm
Color: Gold
Texture: Soft textured
Character: Flavours of the sea
Aromatic notes: Hazelnut, anchovies, oysters

 

Beluga Caviar Reserve

Beluga Caviar is only produced from the Huso Huso sturgeon. A fish that can reach 8 meters (26 ft) in length and more than 1.5 tons (3300 lbs) in weight. Originally found in the Black Sea, Caspian Sea, Azov Sea, it was also present in Italy in the Adriatic Sea, Ionian Sea and their tributaries before its extinction.

Its quality is the most rare and expensive, defined by large roe (more than 3 mm), oval shape and color tones of pearl to dark grey. This caviar has to be tasted strictly by itself to truly appreciate and savor its incredible quality.

Suggested pairing: The best Brut sparkling wines

The time required to harvest this prized caviar is 20 years.

Species: Acipenser huso huso (certified sustainable)
Production: Italy
Diameter: large, more than 3mm
Color: from pearl to dark grey
Texture: silky
Character: Regal
Aromatic notes: walnut, hazelnut, butter