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Opera Prima Ligurian Extra Virgin Olive Oil
500 ml
- Liguria, Italy (2017 harvest)

Use this light, silky Taggiasca olive oil as the Ligurians do, over fish, seafood, and other delicate dishes, and of course, pesto.

Ligurian Olive Oil Flavor Notes

As featured on the Netflix series, SALT FAT ACID HEAT, these late-harvest Taggiasca olives are picked by hand and pressed the same day to insure a yield extremely low in acidity.

This golden olive oil with an ever-so-slight green tinge has a very light and delicate nose of ripe olives so characteristic of good olive oils made from this traditional scarce Ligurian Taggiasca olive. Ligurian Olive Oil opens light and buttery on the lips and palate, refreshingly so, unlike some of the heavy oils from the south. This light buttery taste attains a hint of sweetness and almonds on the mid palate and leaves you with a clean finish and a smile.

About the Producer

Opera Prima Taggiasca Olive Oil is produced by the Pietrantica farm, which is located among the hills of inner Liguria in the area of Dolcedo. The groves are at a particularly high elevation for growing olives, 300 to 400 meters above sea level, which minimizes the number of parasites and the need for pest treatments.

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 nothern 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 2018, the current harvest year is 2017.