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We have received a full report reviewing the 2017 Harvest from Grampians Toscana. Many of our subscribers are very happily using this excellent Olive Oil from our previous review so the report will be of interest. Full Harvest report from the makers follows.
"Olio Nuovo - How special it is, how fresh it is, why is that important. - Special details about the 2017 harvest - what to expect from this years press? Our limited release First Harvest Olio Nuovo (new oil) is cloudy, unfiltered and is picked, immediately cold pressed and then bottled within 24 hours. The oil is a medium flavour intensity and being from our very first harvest/pressing of the season is mostly from green olives – the flavour profile displays complex fruitiness, green herbaceous characters and a peppery finish. Normally it takes approximately 7kg of our olives to make 1 litre of oil, this season it has taken around 16kg to make 1 litre of olio nuovo so it's extra special and also extra flavoursome!
Have you tasted freshly pressed olive oil before? Straight off the press and still cloudy the flavours are amazingly vibrant and fruity. Oil is best fresh! Heat, light, oxygen and time degrade the quality of olive oil from the moment it is pressed. Olio nuovo is the freshest oil you will get without pressing your own! "
Terrific content and for further background on Grampians Toscana and the importance of best quality Olive Oil check out our BLOG in this website.