Cold-extracted exclusively from Coratina variety olives grown on the Lucero Estate in Corning, California and recent Gold Award winner at the 2016 New York International Olive Oil Competition, this olive variety has a naturally robust intensity due to a high level of polyphenols. Lucero highlight this by keeping the style green with a grassy flavor and a touch of ripe cherry on the finish. Best enjoyed with strong flavored foods such as grilled meats, aged cheeses and bitter green salads.
2017 NYIOOC - Silver
Lucero Olive Oil is based in Corning, a small Northern California community known as ''Olive City" that has been home to olive trees for over a century. The company was founded in 2005 and is owned and operated by local Corning folk devoted to growing healthy trees and milling a premium selection of oils from the original century-old trees in their town, as well as several of their own estate holdings comprised of 21st century medium and high density orchards about ten minutes north of the town.