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Extra Virgin Olive Oil Regional Sampler | Exceptional! | Set: 3 bottles
Imported Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil
This set includes our most popular oils from our most popular regions! The best of the best!
LIGURIA | Vittorio Cassini Classico | 500ml | The Cassini oil is offered in limited supply, as the entire production is just 10,000 bottles per harvest. The oil is golden green with notes of fresh almonds, white pepper and artichoke on the nose and palette, and a clean sweet buttery finish. This delicate oil lends well to fish and vegetable dishes, and of course, will create the quintessential pesto, a classic of the region.
SICILY | Olio Verde | 500ml | In the gentle uplands of northwestern Sicily, Becchina & Company's country estate is an ideal location for growing olives. The olives used are 100% Nocellara del Belice. These fine trees are not chemically treated in any way. Some of them are 300-year-old-stock onto which younger trunks are grafted. A spring is tapped to deliver water directly to every tree through an elaborate irrigation system. The olives are hand picked.They are captured while still green, but coated with a light whitish sheen that only exists for two weeks at the most. This is called the white phase and is regarded by many as too early to harvest-usually in October when yields are low. But Becchina & Company seeks the strong green flavors in their oil. This also helps to preserve the oil's intense aroma and high quality.
TUSCANY | Frescobaldi Laudemio | 500ml The Frescobaldi family takes great care in producing traditional Tuscan extra virgin olive oil. In the early 1990's a few select estates joined together to create the Laudemio consortium, imposing upon themselves regulations and procedures for production of the highest standard of extra virgin olive oil. Laudemio is a Latin phrase for "tribute to the Lord," or the best part of the harvest.The Frescobaldi oil carries the Laudemio label and insignia imprinted with the estate's "running Roman" logo. While admittedly a rare product of the highest quality, and expensive; Laudemio is a consistent bestseller and rated "exceptional" year after year.