Librandi Organic Nocellara del Belice

Librandi Organic Nocellara del Belice

SKU:
LBR-17-B-EE01
$36.95

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Cold-extracted from organically farmed Nocellara del Belice olives hand-picked on the Librandi estate in the province of Cosenza, Calabria. The aroma is strong and rotund, rich in fruity notes of ripe tomato, with fragrant hints of mint and sage. Its flavor is strong and vegetal with distinct bitterness and pungency and a sweet almond finish.Try this oil simply drizzled over toasted bread, grilled fish, hearty soups, pasta and aged cheeses.

Recent International Awards

2018 NYIOOC - Silver Medal

2017 NYIOOC - Gold Medal
2017 BioL International - Extra Gold
2017 Sol D'Oro - Special Mention

2016 NYIOOC - Silver Medal
2016 LA International EVOOC - Best of Class Gold Medal

container_country:
Italy
container_region:
Calabria
container_size:
Bottles
container_intensity:
Robust, Robust Harmonious
container_fruit:
Green
container_style:
Monovarietals
container_varietal:
Nocellara del Belice
container_cert:
EU / USDA Organic
container_ptype:
Extra Virgin Olive Oils
container_awards:
NYIOOC 2018
linked_SKUs:
LBR-B-EE01,LBR-16-B-EE01,LBR-17-B-EE01
container_harvest:
Fall 2017 (NEW)
TYPE:
Organic Extra Virgin
SIZE:
500ml (16.9 oz)
REGION:
Calabria, Italy
VARIETALS:
Nocellara del Belice
POLYPHENOLS (mg/kg):
472
HARVEST:
Fall 2017
PRODUCER:
Tenute Librandi

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Producer Profile

Librandi

Librandi
Located in Vaccarizzo Albanese in Cosenza, Calabria, the Librandi farm was founded in 1967 by Pasquale Librandi following a century-old familiar tradition of olive production. From a surface of 220 hectares, 153 are dedicated to the production of 27,000 olive trees of the Nocellara del Belice, Carolea and Frantoio varieties. Applying only organic farming methods, the Librandi family harvests each cultivar separately from October to November, crushing them within just a few hours in their own mill. The experience and passion of Pasquale Librandi is carried on by his five children who instill the same passion of their father, while applying skillful knowledge and modern innovation to their products.

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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