Scientific Name:
Tuber Uncinatum.
Where:
Campania, Molise, Abruzzo, Lazio, Umbria, Marche, Emilia Romagna, Piemonte.
When:
October to December.
Features:
A fragrant and tasty alternative to other types of more expensive black truffles.
Color:
Similar in appearance to the black summer truffle with a rougher skin and a more irregular shape. Characterized by a dark peridium (outside) and a light brown gleba (inside) with contrast veining.
Aroma:
Delicate with subtle mushroom and hazelnut notes.
Flavor:
Persistent with notes of mushroom and hazelnut.
Habitat:
It grows in moist and humus-rich soil from which it draws its aromatic scents, in symbiosis with hornbeam, oak and other similar types of trees.
Extra:
The name “uncinatum” means “hooked” in Latin and refers to the shape of spores which terminate in the characteristics hook-shaped ridges. It is also known as winter Scorzone for its characteristic "rough" surface.