I Ciacca Extra Virgin Olive Oil 50cl New Season 2020 £23
"Sofia's Olive Oil" Organic EVOO
This is Carina's niece's very special single estate extra virgin olive oil, made from Leccina, Itrana, Marina and Moraiolo varieties from trees plants between 80 and 150 years ago.
They handpick their olives early in the season when most are still green and cold press them on the same day at their local organic mill. Some varieties of course mature earlier and are therefore mature when picked.
It offers an oil of an unmistakable green colour, with a fruity, floral perfume and a bitter taste with a creamy yet clean texture. A fantastic pepperiness follows at the back of the mouth, which comes from the Marina variety and is due to the high level of polyphenols in the oil.