Pietre al Monte Gran Riserva

Pietre al Monte Gran Riserva

SKU:
PAM-18-B-EE01
$49.95

Pietre al Monte’s signature Gran Riserva extra virgin olive oil is made with only the best selection of hand-picked olives specially curated from the Il Paretajo estate located in the Chianti Colli Aretini region of Tuscany. The single estate olives are cold-extracted within hours of harvesting and are carefully selected by their experts depending on the quality and taste during each harvest season. The resulting oil is typically dark green in color with a delicately balanced flavor of green olives, fresh herbs and tomato. Prized for its incredibly fresh and signature peppery flavor with a high concentration of polyphenols, this oil pairs excellently with shellfish, grilled vegetables, legumes and carpaccios.

This olive oil comes in a gift box as pictured.

Recent International Awards

2018 NYIOOC - Gold Medal

2017 NYIOOC - Silver Medal

container_country:
Italy
container_region:
Tuscany
container_size:
Bottles
container_style:
Varietal Blends
container_varietal:
Leccino,Frantoio
container_ptype:
Extra Virgin Olive Oils
container_awards:
NYIOOC 2018
linked_SKUs:
PAM-B-EE01,PAM-16-B-EE01,PAM-17-B-EE01
container_harvest:
Fall 2018 (NEW)
TYPE:
Extra Virgin
SIZE:
500ml (16.9 oz)
REGION:
Tuscany, Italy
VARIETALS:
Leccino, Frantoio
POLYPHENOLS (mg/kg):
671
HARVEST:
Fall 2018
PRODUCER:
Pietre al Monte

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Producer Profile

Pietre al Monte

Pietre al Monte
From their private estate nestled among the cypress trees in the heart of Chianti in Tuscany, Pietre al Monte creates some of the most exclusive, exquisite extra virgin olive oils in the world. The estate is situated on lands inhabited since before 400 CE, and the company continues to restore ancient stone buildings on the land, with goal of transforming the space into a sanctuary for countryside living. Restoring and expanding ancient olive groves remains another high priority, as the region’s soils and microclimate combine to create the ideal conditions for producing pristine olives. All farm labor is done by hand following traditional and natural methods, with the olives crushed using a cold extraction process that results in pure, intense, pungent oils full of polyphenols and antioxidants. The oils of Pietre al Monte are truly a Tuscan treasure.

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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