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  • Castelas Fruit Noir XV (Red Label) Olive Oil
  • Fruite Noir Castelas French Olive Oil
  • French Olive Oil


Castelas Olive Oil - Fruité Noir XV (Red Label)
500 ml bottle - Provence, France
2021 Harvest

Note: Not considered an "extra virgin" olive oil, because olives are fermented for 4-5 days before they are pressed

What is Fruité Noir?
The art of a fine Coufi makes it so

There is something about the French olive oils these last two years that sets them apart from all others. Domaine du Castelas olive oil, ranked as one of the best in the world, has a deep green color that is enhanced by an even darker inner blackness that you can see but that isn’t really there. It must be a refraction thing. The best way to see it is to pour some into a cup or white spoon.

Fruité Noir is not like other classic olive oils, which are pressed from the flesh of freshly picked olives; it's, in fact, coufi olives that are stored in a warm place before pressing. To learn more about coufi and Fruité Noir, and read about why this oil is unique and how its pressed from selected olives from the "center of the pile."

To smell this Castelas olive oil is to inhale a smell so familiar, yet so difficult to describe with words. It's like a just bitten black olive, a little milky, that wafts upon the nose. The first taste is more buttery in feel to the lips, with a tingle on the very tip of the tongue. And then, the oil lands on the taste buds with a softness and a unique flavor of a coufi olive. And to finish, there is a slight, pinpoint burn in the back of throat.

We first brought in just a few bottles for the store which sold out in hours! To sample this oil is like candy to an olive lover! Add Castelas olive oil to your repertoire!

Fruit Noir Castelas

For more information about olive oil and how to make sure you are buying a good one, ready our article, "The Inconvenient Truth About Extra Virgin Olive Oil" here.

Note about harvest dates: In the Northern Hemisphere, olives are harvest and pressed between October and December.  Which means the current harvest is actually last year. So, for example, if we are in 2017, the current harvest year is 2016.