Olive oil aficionados! This is the moment you’ve been waiting for all year!
Olio nuovo is here! The first expression of the olive harvest!The first pressing! The ultra-green first bottling of the new crop! Skimmed from the vat before the sediment has settled,
olio nuovo has a creamy texture and heightened notes of fruit, grass and pepper.
Olio nuovo is a fleeting ritual, best savored within a few weeks of its release.
Rejoice in its glorious plume of particulate matter!
Made from Mission olives, the only olive native to America. (All other olive oils are made from olives originating in Italy, Spain and the Middle East or North Africa.) Its polyphenol content rated at 383 ppm(parts per million) is well above the 222 average for most extra virgin olive oils. Its stability is very good with a shelf life of 18 months. This is a very desirable oil.
Olio Nuovo is robust. Rather than being grassy and green, it has a rounded fruitfulness. It will bring an interesting flavor to your holiday table: a rounded flavor profile, nicely balanced. Created by Darro Grieco, family farmer and award winning grower. He is master of the historic Berkeley Olive Grove, created in 1913 by UC Berkeley professors who wanted to create the perfect olive grove (Located about 100 miles east of Berkeley). Its is telling that they chose Mission olive trees. They were brought to California by the Spanish missions in the late 1700s. They have been included in the Ark of Taste, an international catalog of endangered heritage foods.
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