46 Parallelo Organic

46 Parallelo Organic

SKU:
ARG-17-B-EE02
$37.95

This organic entry in the 46° Parallelo line of extra virgin olive oil from Agraria Riva del Garda is cultivated in the well-ventilated basin along the Trentino shores of Lake Garda in Italy, historically important for its many olive groves. The olives used in this oil are harvested early and are strictly handpicked, and the actual pressing, storage and bottling are conducted separately in accordance to organic production protocol. This Extra Virgin Olive Oil features a high content of oleic acid, an essential fatty acid precious to maintaining good health, and given the added benefits of organic production, this oil is particularly recommend for young children, those with special nutritional needs, people with food intolerances and allergies and those who have chosen an organic lifestyle with respect for nature and the environment.

Pairs Best With

Bitter Green Salads, Roasted/Grilled Veg, Grilled Fish, Red Meat, Aged Cheese, Soups & Stews, Pizza

Recent International Awards

2017 Sol D'Oro - Special Mention

2016 Sol D'Oro - Special Mention

container_country:
Italy
container_region:
Trentino Alto-Adige
container_size:
Bottles
container_intensity:
Robust, Robust Harmonious
container_fruit:
Green
container_style:
Varietal Blends
container_varietal:
Casaliva,Frantoio,Leccino
container_cert:
EU / USDA Organic
container_ptype:
Extra Virgin Olive Oils
container_uses:
Dipping
container_pair:
Bitter Green Salads, Roasted/Grilled Veg, Grilled Fish, Red Meat, Aged Cheese, Soups & Stews, Pizza
linked_SKUs:
ARG-B-EE02,ARG-16-B-EE02,ARG-17-B-EE02
container_harvest:
Fall 2017 (NEW)
TYPE:
Organic Extra Virgin
SIZE:
500ml (16.9 oz)
REGION:
Trentino Alto-Adige, Italy
VARIETALS:
Casaliva, Frantoio, Leccino
POLYPHENOLS (mg/kg):
331
HARVEST:
Fall 2017
PRODUCER:
Agraria Riva del Garda

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Producer Profile

Agraria Riva del Garda

Agraria Riva del Garda
The Riva del Garda Agraria was founded by royal decree in 1926 with the general purpose of promoting and supporting agriculture in the Garda Trentino area in Northern Italy. The local territory comprises the upper Lake Garda area, which is actually the most southern part of the Alpine region of Trentino-Alto Adige, and is a paradise which has remained largely undisturbed from outside influences. The upper Lake Garda area lies just below the 46th parallel and is an area with a mild climate protected by the Dolomite Mountains to the north and the warming effects of Lake Garda to the south. The lower Sarca Valley is one large garden, and those who cultivate it remain entranced by this fertile land with its abundant vineyards and lush olive groves in a peaceful, verdant and uncontaminated setting. It is easy to see why the Riva del Garda Agraria can rightfully boast of the high quality of the local products, which come from the earth, care and ancient traditions of the area.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why Buy Olive Oil Online?

It is a proven fact that in just eight hours of close exposure to strong fluorescent lights, a bottle of olive oil packed in a clear glass bottle will be totally destroyed having lost its color, flavors and aromas. While oil packed in a dark glass bottle offers considerably better protection, it too becomes vulnerable when exposed to strong light and can be completely destroyed in less than a week, which makes purchasing olive oil in a supermarket a less than desirable prospect.

Beyond that, the vast majority of the oils sold in the USA have inadequate or even misleading labels. The consumer is given little to no information as to where the oil was actually produced or from what variety of olives it was made, but most importantly, WHEN the oil was harvested.

What Are Some Of The Best Olive Oils?

Simply put, the best olive oils are extra virgin olive oils. However, adulteration of extra virgin olive oil is a hot topic in the past and present, and many studies continue to examine the contents inside a bottle of olive oil. This problem still persists in the industry, especially at the supermarket level.

That's why we created Olive Oil Lovers: to bring some of the world's best olive oils from the most trusted producers to the U.S. market. All of our producers are quality driven in their manufacturing practices. We also conduct an intensive screening of every producer and product on our site - often visting their estates and seeing their practices first-hand - and accept only producers who meet our high standards. To go the extra mile, all of our imported oils are proven extra virgin through chemical analysis in accordance to strict European Union regulations. Therefore, you can trust that any oil you purchase with us at Olive Oil Lovers will be genuine, 100% extra virgin olive oil.

How Long Will Olive Oil Last After The Harvest Date?

There are two dates that producers may choose to print on a bottle, using either one or both. The "Use By" date is what our producers put on their products to say, "use when at its freshest quality." The taste and quality of the oil doesn't typically diminish over time though, unless it's open and exposed to oxygen.

The "Harvest Date" is when the olives for the oil were actually picked and crushed. This date can be any time between late October to mid-December for the Northern Hemisphere, and these new harvest olive oils begin to arrive in the United States in February and March the following year. For oils from the Southern Hemisphere, from countries such as Chile or South Africa, harvest occurs any time between late April to mid-June.

When Is Olive Oil Considered Past its Prime?

While this answer can vary depending on the olive variety, time of harvest, and how the product is stored, in general an extra virgin olive oil will retain much of its flavor and aromas for 18-30 months in an unopened container. However, any exposure to light and/or oxygen will begin to degrade the oil. Once opened, olive oil should be consumed ideally within 1-2 months, with a maximum of perhaps 4-6 months. When purchasing a 3L or 5L tin, if the oil is typically not consumed within this timeframe, we recommend decanting the oil into smaller, sealed containers and storing in a cool, dark place.

Olive oils with higher polyphenol counts will have a longer shelf-life. Higher polyphenol numbers are the result of both the olive variety and when the olive was harvested. Green olives harvested early in the season produce less oil, but have higher polyphenol counts than oils from ripe olives. You can find the polyphenol counts for many of our extra virgin olive oils listed on their product page.

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