Ossetra caviar is amongst the rarest of all caviar. Hand selected when
the sturgeon is at its prime, Imperial caviar consists of an
exceptionally large roe with earthy-nut flavors and a silky texture
that was traditionally reserved for royalty. The color of the roe
ranges from a warm brown to a pewter gray, depending on the individual
sturgeons diet. Only five-to-ten percent of all Russian Ossetra caught
in the Caspian Sea is given the title “Imperial”.
considered the connoisseur's caviar, the Imperial Ossetra caviar has
always been, and continues to be, the definitive caviar of choice for
those wanting nothing but the finest.
Ossetra (often spelled Osetra or Asetra) caviar comes from the Ossetra
sturgeon (acipenser persicus), weighing anywhere between 50-400 pounds
and living up to eighty years.