Hand-picked in mid-September to the beginning of October, each oil is produced from a single variety of olive grown on the Mandranova farm and crushed immediately after harvest – an excellent way to sample the true flavors of Sicily.
BIANCOLILLA: Light green in color, the oil is medium fruity with aromas of fresh herbs and tomato with a slight peppery finish. Use on steamed or broiled fish, goats cheeses and in cakes or pastries.
CERASUOLA: Dark green in color, the oil is medium fruity with flavors of olive, almond and marjoram and has a pleasantly bitter and peppery aftertaste. Use on legumes, vegetable soups, red meats and mature cheeses.
GIARRAFFA: Light green in color, the oil is delicately fruity with a flavor of dried fruits, basil and lettuce and has a light bitter and peppery aftertaste. Use on fish courses, carpaccio, light green salads, white meat, fresh cheeses and cakes.
NOCELLARA: Green with golden hues, the oil is wonderfully fruity with a pleasant fragrance of freshly cut grass, artichokes and tomatoes. Its spicy flavor is well-balanced with a delightful bitterness. Use on tuna fish, vegetables au gratin, mollusks, stewed fish, grilled meat and mature cheeses.