Not all olive oils are created equal!
Here are some characteristics to watch for along with a list of our favourites.
Fruity: Having pleasant spicy fruit flavours characteristic of fresh ripe or green olives.
Ripe fruit yields oils that are milder, aromatic, buttery, and floral. Green fruit yields oils that are grassy, herbaceous, bitter, and pungent. Fruitiness also varies by the variety of olive.
Bitter: Creating a mostly pleasant acrid flavour sensation on the tongue.
Pungent: Creating a peppery sensation in the mouth and throat
Here are a few of our top estate produced lines:
Pete’s Own Extra Virgin Cold Pressed Olive Oil
We’ve carefully selected a high estate extra virgin olive oil from the Garda lake region, an area renowned for its micro climate for producing high quality oils. Medium fruity in flavour, this oil is very balanced, fruity and herbaceous without bitterness and has a light pepperiness. With an acidity level less then 0.03 percent and certified by the Oil Masters Corporation this quality oil is wonderful to use for cooking or as a finishing oil for all your favourite dishes.
Olearia San Giorgio L’Ottobratico Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
Taste: Slightly bitter and peppery taste. Artichoke, wild thistle, banana rind, accompanied by sour apple and sweet almond, clean aftertaste
L’Aspromontano Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
Carolea and Ottobratica olives
Taste: Balanced, delicate tones of ripe and dried fruit on an herbaceous base, smooth and buttery with a sweet almond finish and great body.
L’Aspromontano Virgin Olive Oil
Ottobratica, Carolea, late harvest olives
Taste: Unlike an extra virgin, this oil is full bodied and consistent, soft and sweet with a hint of pepper. Balanced, elegant, mature fruit tones with a pronounced olive flavour. Use it in marinades, stirfrys, stews, soups, sauces and salads. Perfect for cooking; delicious when drizzled over raw veggies. This oil is a must in the kitchen for any foodie! .The only known true virgin (as opposed to extra virgin) olive oil sold in Canada
Terre Di San Mauro Organic Extra Vurgin Olive Oil
Carolea, Ottobratico, Sinopolese, Roggianella olives
Taste: Moderately green. Charismatic and layered, with well-balanced bitter, spice and fruit tones on a pronounced herbaceous base.
Galantino Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
This organic extra virgin olive oil is a superior quality product. Its acidity level is inferior to 0,35%, it’s aroma is bold and reminds of olive, artichoke and almond. Its particular color is golden yellow, with accents of olive green. Perfect for the preparation of vinaigrettes, it can also be poured directly on fresh vegetables.