This early harvest, unfiltered Novello extra virgin olive oil is produced from locally grown Itrana, Frantoio and Leccino variety olives grown on the Quattrociocchi Estate in Alatri just South of Rome. The oil’s aroma is herbaceous and fruity with hints of green olive that is enhanced by complex vegetal notes of freshly cut grass and green tomato, while its flavor is wonderfully fresh and well-balanced with a pleasingly bitter, peppery finish. This oil pairs excellently with starters such as beef carpaccio, marinated tuna and creamed artichokes, as well as swordfish, grilled game, mature cheeses and pasta with sausage.
Since 1888 the Quattrociocchi family has been dedicated to the cultivation of olive trees, handing down the tradition and passion generation after generation. The farm, still the residence of the Quattrociocchi family, is situated among organic olive groves on the sunny hills of Alatri in the heart of Ciociaria. Today the Quattrociocchi family produces some of the best extra virgin olive oils on the worldwide market, gaining international recognition and receiving prestigious awards such as the Hercules OLIVARO, the International Prize BIOL, and given the Best Quality Prize by the editors of Marco Oreggia's 2012 Flos Olei guidebook as well as being rated a Top Farm with a score of 96/100.