Monocultivar Moraiolo Extra Virgin Olive Oil 500ml
Extra virgin olive oil is fast becoming the new fine wine, with producers establishing the finest terroir and the noble olive varieties, then teasing out masterpieces of immense complexity and character.
Some of the finest examples of this new phenomena are to be found in the Monocultivar range from Gonnelli – each one made from a single variety of olive grown on their very best plots. Launched exclusively in the UK through Harvey Nichols, the Monocultivar Moraiolo is made from Moraiolo olives that are pressed within 10 hours of picking. These black olives are much loved by foodies because they are rich in antioxidants and polyphenols (micronutrients thought to have all kinds of health benefits). The oil is the most vibrant in the range, positively buzzing with fruit, spice and a pleasing herbal bitterness. And we love it drizzled over fruit salads, steamed or roasted vegetables, cheese, bruschetta or crostini.
In 1585, the Gonnelli family bought the Santa Téa farm for 300 coins from the local monks. The farm’s mill was built in 1426, so already had a long history of oil making at this stage. There, surrounded by protected forests and nature reserves on the sun-baked plains of Reggello near Florence, the Gonnellis have passed their expertise down through the family, preserving and refining the fine art of olive oil making.
SKU No.: 3145449
Style No.: 780290
100% Moraiolo Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
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