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The Organic Italy Package

The Organic Italy Package

SKU:
OOL-19-S-PD22
$121.80 $110.00
(You save $11.80)

BASIRICO DE AGRICOLTURA ORGANICThe superior quality of this Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil is achieved by combining the most ancient and natural farming techniques with the latest understanding of the entire organic process of production. The organic process aims to maintain and improve the natural fertility of the soil, its biodiversity, and the balance of the ecosystem, by minimizing the use of non-renewable resources. Pressed from hand-picked olives, this unfiltered extra virgin olive oil is medium fruity with an elegant, yet complex, aroma of ripe tomato, basil and hints of black pepper. Its flavor is fruity and harmonious with a sweet almond finish.

FRANCI BIO ORGANICPressed from hand-picked olives mainly of the Olivastra Seggianese variety grown in the hills of Val d’Orcia and Tuscan Maremma, this extra virgin olive oil is medium fruity with a clear scent of olives and notes of ripe fruit, banana, and a slight herbaceous scent of artichoke. Its taste is clean with a slightly sweet flavor, followed by a harmonious, slightly bitter and spicy finish. Ideal for drizzling on salads, bruschetta, and fish, and for preparing mayonnaise and other dressings.

QUATTROCIOCCHI OLIVASTROThis extra virgin olive oil is produced exclusively from 100% Itrana variety olives locally grown on the Quattrociocchi Estate in Alatri. This oil has a fruity aroma enhanced by complex notes of grass, artichoke, green tomato and apple. Its flavor is pleasantly balanced in bitter and spiciness with hints of green almond.

TERRE FRANCESCANE ORGANIC: The Terre Francescane Biologico extra virgin olive oil is obtained from a selection of the best organically grown olives from Umbria, carefully selected by Tiziano Scacaroni and certified by the Instituto Mediterraneo di Certificazione. The oil is emerald green and pleasantly pungent with a strong aroma of mature olives and a slightly almond aftertaste, ideally suited to dress vegetables, bruschetta, soups and meats.

container_country:
Italy
container_region:
Tuscany
container_size:
Sets
container_intensity:
Robust Harmonious
container_fruit:
Green
container_style:
Varietal Blends
container_cert:
EU / USDA Organic
container_ptype:
Extra Virgin Olive Oils
container_pair:
Bitter Green Salads, Roasted/Grilled Veg, Red Meat, Aged Cheese, Soups & Stews, Pizza, Fennel
linked_SKUs:
FPR-B-EE04,FPR-16-B-EE04,FPR-17-B-EE04
container_harvest:
Fall 2019 (NEW)
TYPE:
Organic Extra Virgin
Certified organic olive oils use organically grown olives and meet organic production standards for their region. Extra virgin olive oil is the highest quality olive oil. By definition it must have some fruity flavor, zero defects, free fatty acid level below 0.8%, and be derived by cold extraction below 27°C ~ 80°F.
SIZE:
1 x 750ml (25.4 oz), 3 x 500ml (16.9 oz)
REGION:
Tuscany, Italy


The Tuscany region of Central Italy is famous for its beautiful rolling hillsides, and of course its food, wine, and olive oil.
VARIETAL:
See Description
HARVEST:
Fall 2019
As a fresh food product, properly stored olive oil should be consumed within 2 years from the time of harvest for best flavor. Harvest runs from October through January in Northern Hemisphere regions, and from April through July in Southern Hemisphere regions.

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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.