BELVIS DE LAS NAVAS: This sublime, organic mountain extra virgin olive oil is a blend of rare heirloom varieties known to exist only on the Belvís de las Navas estate overlooking Gibraltar and the coasts of Africa, in which only a limited number of cases are produced each year. The 18-hectare estate rests among tall cliffs, steep slopes and narrow, difficult to access terraces that sheltered the olive varieties allowing them to survive unnoticed for decades in a unique microclimate in what is known as the tail of the Subbaetic system. Today the discovery of this ancient plantation has unleashed the opportunity to create a one-of-a kind blend that includes wild organic olive strains which contribute exceptional aromatic complexity to this freshly squeezed olive juice. The grove is managed with traditional non-irrigation methods and strict organic guidelines, which reaffirms the respect to the environment. The olives are collected early in the season and crushed the same day of harvest at low temperatures to preserve the organoleptic and physiochemical properties. The oil is truly unique in flavor and perfectly balanced with aromas of freshly cut grass, ripe tomatoes, artichoke and a hint of almond with a spicy note in the end.
PAOLO CASSINI TAGGIASCA EXTREMUM: The Cassini family farm grows exclusively Taggiasca olives, and the Extremum line of extra virgin olive oil is the best of the best, made from a single grove of 400 trees that produce around 1500 bottles of oil each year. Typically a light and delicate oil, the Taggiasca Extremum elevates the expression of the olive to create an intense, fruity oil that finds harmony with its bitter and pungent counterparts. The aroma has notes of artichoke, chicory, mint and rosemary. On the palate it suggests nuanced flavors of bitter almond, musky pine, cinnamon and black pepper. Use this complex and elegant oil to enhance both raw and cooked vegetables, seafood and fish dishes, soups, risotto, soft cheeses, and roasted white meats.
MAGNA OLEA GOURMET: The exceptional award-winning oil from Northern Portugal is produced from locally-grown Cobrançosa olives and cold extracted within 24 hours of harvest. The oil is medium green with notes of fresh cut grass, tomato, banana peel and olive leaf with a slightly sweet and prolonged spicy aftertaste. Excellent for dipping and drizzling over freshly toasted bread as well as finishing grilled vegetables and fish.
MICU 1906: In the land of Calabria and for the family of Olearia San Giorgio, the name Micu has an important value. Dedicated to and named after their Grandfather Domenico “Nonno Micu” born in 1906, he was a farmer, father of ten, and a man with a rough, strong, tenacious character. In 1940 it was he who directed the olive business that in 1992 took the name of Olearia San Giorgio of the Fazari brothers. An oil named for his intense character, only 1906 bottles have been produced and from which the family has selected their best olive trees from the varieties that he loved so much: Ottobratica and Cassanese. These carefully selected varieties have produced an extraordinary oil of medium fruity intensity with pronounced grassy hints and a well-balanced spicy finish. Pour a few drops on boiled hot potatoes, on a plate of raw vegetables or fresh grilled fish and discover how its simple taste takes you on an intense sensory journey.