500ml | Tenuta di Capezzana Extra Virgin Olive Oil | NUOVO 2017!
Imported Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil | Tuscan Extra Virgin Olive Oil
First Pressing of 2017 Harvest | pressed late October 2017 | Your chance to have a new harvest oil on your table as soon as our friends in Italy!!
Tenuta di Capezzana extra virgin olive oil is a classic example of the intense, strong olive fruit and peppery elixir that is so much a part of Tuscan cooking. These NUOVO olives are harvested in late October when they are green, giving the oil the classic Tuscan flavor: essence of green grass, green apple, black pepper and a light bitter note on the palate. Crushed within hours of picking, and extracted with a continuous cycle processing, Capezzana's incredible fresh oil rarely exceeds 0.2% oleic acid, which gives the oil great transparency and intense flavor. The estate of Tenuta di Capezzana is just 25 minutes northwest of Florence in the small wine growing region of Carmignano. The Medici villa at the center of Tenuta di Capezzana estate was built for one of the Medici daughters as a wedding gift. Extra virgin olive oil has been produced on the estate since the year 980. Tenuta di Capezzana is a family affair; Count Ugo and Countess Lisa Contini Bonacossi and three of their children oversee the full production of the extra virgin olive oil and wine on the estate and even design the label.
REGION | Carmignano, Tuscany
OLIVE CULTIVARS | Moraiolo, Frantoio, Pendolino, and Leccino
UNFILTERED | Estate-bottled
DESCRIPTION | Beautiful lime green color, scents of green almond and apples. Lovely, buttery texture as it is unfiltered. Full of green tea, nutty, buttery flavors with a delightful peppery finish. (Previous harvest)
Harvest notes for 2017 not yet available
2016 Tasting Notes: This renowned estate celebrates another exquisite harvest from their Tuscan orchard. Made with four olive varietals—primarily Moraiolo and Frantoio—the resulting blend is complex, with a classic Tuscan pungency. Notes of green grass and apples come forward in this elegant, unctuous extra virgin olive oil.
Suggestions for Use: Serve as a dressing for pinzimonio (Italian crudités) such as grilled fennel and zucchini; drizzle over greens such as kale, pasta with greens, or a green salad.