Sardines Millésimées 2021 in a very limited series
The family of vintage sardines is expanded with a limited edition 2021 vintage designed by Vendée illustrator Justine Sage. A sensitive and poetic artist with a colorful universe, Justine breathes life into Grand Nicolas, a sailor and fisherman who loves the ocean and its resources. Striving to preserve this beautiful universe with its delicate balance, he patiently watches over coral, fish and other marine treasures. In the distance, the Josephine Tower, the emblematic lighthouse of Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie, proudly reminds of belonging to the region.
This jewel jealously hides the precious, melt-in-the-mouth sardines caught locally and in mid-season. In extra virgin olive oil, they can candy and soften up to 10 years after packaging. We recommend that you let them mature for at least 3 to 4 years before eating them. Your warm, buttery notes are then all the more pronounced and you will no longer feel the bones.
The little extra?
La Perle des Dieux is committed to donating €0.50 from each pack sold to an organization committed to protecting marine biodiversity. This initiative is a testament to the values Justine Sage and the cannery share: a strong desire to protect the ocean.
This tin was designed by illustrator Justine Sage
Even the ancient Romans valued sardines and ate them salted, marinated or smoked. To this day, the sardine is and will remain a high-quality product if the quality and production methods are right. Thanks to their short lifespan, they have absorbed very few pollutants from the sea and have a high proportion of omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins and trace elements. 100g of sardines (about 8 fish) contain 40% of the recommended daily dose of calcium and 100% of the vitamin D necessary to absorb the trace elements. In order for the human body to be able to absorb all of these valuable nutrients, it is essential that the sardine is preserved in high-quality olive oil, because only this oil allows the human body to break it down and metabolize it.
For the sake of enjoyment, however, you should definitely not do without the many other great creations from the incomparably rich range of flavors of canned sardines: sardines in a fruity sauce, in white wine, in butter, with water and lemon... try it out!
The sardine is still the linchpin of many port cities in Brittany, but also in Spain and Portugal. Fortunately, however, it is not in danger of extinction and can be enjoyed without regret.
More about vintage sardines
Net Weight: 115g
Drained weight: 86.3 g
Ingredients: Freshly caught sardines , extra virgin olive oil, salt.
Nutritional information per 100g:
- Calories: 790 kj/ 223 kcal
- Fat: 16g
- of which saturated fatty acids: 4.3 g
- Omega 3: 2.95g
- Carbohydrates: <0.5g
- of which sugar: <0.5 g
- Protein: 23 g
- Salt: 0.69 g
Shelf life: approx. 10 years, see label on the can
Manufacturer: La Perle des Dieux was founded in 2005 in Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie, a once renowned fishing port in Brittany. The two founders are Philippe Gendreau, whose family has been in the sardine business for four generations, and Claudie Vardelle, a passionate foodie and former manager of a Parisian fashion store.
The love for sardines is the engine behind la Perle des Dieux, which is why all products are carefully made by hand and only freshly caught sardines are processed. Only vintage sardines are produced, which get better and better over time, and the design of each edition comes from selected young artists. This reflects the feminine side of sardine production - because women have always worked in the factories.
All products are handcrafted from carefully selected ingredients and prepared according to old original recipes and impress with their good taste.
Manufacturer's address: Conserverie La Perle des Dieux, ZI de La Bégaudière, 49 Rue des Couvreurs, 85800 Saint Gilles Croix de Vie, France