This oil is from the October-December 2018 harvest.
This Italian oil is from Umbria on the Tuscan border near Montepulciano and Cortona. It derives its perfect balance from Tuscany’s big, strong tradition and Umbria’s more mellow background.
Made in very small quantities with the utmost care and attention to quality, with a select mix of olives (Leccino, Frantoio, Moraiolo, Dolce Agogia) that are picked starting in late October to insure a high percentage of under-ripe fruit, producing the golden-green color and an extraordinarily low .2 degree of acidity, with a perfect balance between fruit and acidity. The olives are always pressed within 24 hrs. of being picked to insure a fresh-tasting oil.
Tasting Notes: Fiordolio is a golden oil with deep green overtones and a classic Tuscan/Umbrian nose of freshly cut grass and the intoxicating aroma of freshly pressed olives in the frantoio. The tastes are very complex and intense with many overtones. The finish is mildly peppery.
This oil is perfect for finishing all roasted meats, it is spectacular raw over cooked vegetables like asparagus or tomatoes. It is also a good general purpose oil for sautéing and preparing all your Mediterranean dishes.