Black Label Olio Novello

This year's Black Label Olio Novello is more robust than what we've offered in the past. It is 70% Picual which was harvested and milled on 11/02 and 30% Coratina harvested and milled on 11/10. It is a robust green tasting olive oil with persistent bitterness and pungency. The Picual was selected for its persistent leafy green aroma and robust tomato leaf finish, and the Coratina adds its own dimension of bitterness along with strong, green apple astringency and pungency to the flavor and finish. This olive oil pairs very well with a variety of food. Reminder: Bitterness is always diminished with the addition of salt.

Olio Novelli are unfiltered, so such oil is naturally cloudy, however particulates eventually settle and sediment will form. We recommend that you enjoy your oil soon, hopefully before too much sediment accumulates. As a rule, decanting into smaller bottles and avoiding the sediment in the bottom will enhance shelf life.

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This is the newest extra virgin olive oil of the season, harvested, milled, blended, then bottled without filtration. You'll find this oil supremely fresh. Remember that olive flavor may vary year to year depending on conditions during growing, harvesting and milling, even if the same variety is used. More specifically, Olio Novello may vary significantly year to year for another reason because we select the most premium lots of oil, regardless of variety. This year's olive oil, with its basis in green Coratina, is a stronger flavor than some of the selections we may have made in the past. Used on bland or mild food, such as mashed potatoes, crusty bread, white beans, etc., often proves to be the perfect foil, especially if a pinch of good salt is introduced, which will diminish the sensation of bitterness. Also, all oils change quite a bit in the early weeks. If this oil is a bit strong for your liking in mid November, you'll find a different experience a few weeks later.

500 ml glass bottle dimensions-H:11", W:2.5" H: 12.5", W: 2.5"


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