Olio Verde Single-Origin Sicilian Extra Virgin Olive Oil
"Every cook needs a fine bottle of olive oil in the kitchen. Unfortunately, like supplements, there are many counterfeits on the market. Producers will cut their oils with refined olive oil or even soybean and other cheap oils, or will add flavors and colorants to turn cheap vegetable oils into something that remotely resembles olive oil. That's why many olive oils on the market look clear and taste bland. This is the real deal and a favorite among chefs. It has a beautiful deep green color, a luscious and silky texture, and nutty, with rich nuttiness, fruitiness, and a delicate finish of white pepper. It’s incredibly versatile, an all-around olive oil, which is why I keep reaching for it in the kitchen." - Jiying
Gianfranco Becchina Olio Verde | 500ml
- Single origin: Grown on a famed estate in Sicily, Italy, once owned by Princess Pignatelli of Spain. It has had olive trees for as long as anyone can remember
- Single varietal: Nocellara del Belice olives, resulting in especially nutty and rich olive oil (noce means “walnut”). Olio verde was one of the first monocultivar olive oils in Italy.
- Early harvest: harvested in September, which is earlier than industry standards, yielding much less but much more intensely flavored olive oil
- Extraction method: Cold temperature and mechanically pressed, unfiltered
Tasting notes: Walnut, Tomato Leaf, Green Apple, White Pepper
Ingredients: Nocellara del Belice olives
Origin: Castelvetrano, Sicily, Italy
Suggested use: vinaigrettes, dips, finishing oil
Olio Verde olive oil is obtained from 100% DOP Nocellara del Belice olives, a prized variety growing only in the Belice Valley and surroundings. Accurate and natural production methods make this line the purest and most special, truly green, and a pleasure for the senses. Brought forth by the most careful hand-selection of still green olives, cold-pressed within a couple of hours from picking, and an ecologically low-impact set of processes, the Olio Verde line of oils reveals its purity, authenticity and uniqueness through its smell, flavor and versatility. Its 0.1% untampered acidity level makes it the healthiest possible, ensuring a long shelf life and benefits for the body. Open a bottle of Olio Verde and its aroma will inebriate you!
Through the years, Olio Verde has been awarded many prizes such as the Gold Medal of the European Parliament in Strasbourg, Best olive oil award, Natives Oel Award – Bad Mergentheim, the Golden Olive prize, international Olive Oil Award in Zurich and the prestigious NASFT Golden Trophy Sofi Award at the Fancy Food Show in New York, being the first olive oil ever to be granted this honor! Since 2016 Olio Verde is officially listed amongst The World’s Best Olive Oils by the NYOOC after winning the Gold Award in its category.