Novello, Italian for “new”, is the name given to early harvest extra virgin olive oil that is freshly pressed from green olives and is a celebration of the beginning of the olive harvest season.
Novello is totally unfiltered with intensely fresh, fruity aromas predominant of green olives, fresh cut grass and herbs. Its flavor is robust and spicy with a pleasant, slightly bitter finish.
There is no better way to enjoy a Novello oil than simply with a piece of warm, crusty bread. Its flavor is so fresh, so unique, you may just want to drink it! Novello is best consumed at its freshest, so don’t be afraid to use liberally!
This year we’ve selected one unique producer from four top production areas to specially bottle a Novello oil just for you: Spain’s award-winning, Oro del Desierto, will bottle their unique 1/10 crushed from organic Picual and Arbequina olives. Renowned Greek producer, Kreta Food, will bottle their super green Crete Gold from their local Koroneiki olives. Italy’s, Frantoi Cutrera, will bottle his famous Frescolio crushed from 100% Sicilian grown olives. And California newcomer, Calivirgin, will bottle their Olio Nuovo crushed exclusively from their Lodi-grown Arbequina olives.