La Chinata Dulce Pimenton D.O.P. - mild (sweet) smoked paprika from La Vera. Made from sweet mild red Nora peppers which are ground in the D.O.P. region of Extremadura in Spain and then smoked over oak fires creating this unmistakeable spicy smoky flavour.
The best crops of paprika (pimenton), are found in La Vera in Northern Extremadura, where the soil & climate are ideal for many varieties of the sweet peppers that have been cultivated since Christopher Columbus brought the first ones back from his second voyage to America.
The smoked peppers are ground on stone mills to maintain a low temperature and preserve their organoleptic properties. Grinding is monitored by eye to achieve the right degree of fineness and colour.