This is a cold-extracted extra virgin olive oil made from olives hand picked from the Rastrello family farm in Umbria, the “green heart of Italy.” They grow and blend different varieties, the majority being frantoio, for fruity fragrance; leccino for peppery spice; moraiolo for a touch of bitterness; and pendolino for earthy smoothness.
Rastrello is the Italian word for the small hand rake used to gently pluck ripe olives from the tree. It’s the symbol of family and friends coming together in the olive grove to share the age-old beauty of the harvest. Most of their 900 trees are more than four centuries old, and they treat them with love and respect. They prune deeply so every branch has plenty of light and fresh air. They harvest early in the season, when the yields are lower, but the flavors and aromas are richer and more complex. And they mill each batch on the day it was picked, so the olives are pressed at their peak of freshness.
The result is an extraordinary hand-crafted oil. It magically makes everything taste better, and we hope you will too.
*100% PURE UMBRIA*
- COLD PRESSED
- HARVESTED: OCTOBER 2020
- OLIVE GROVE: 1,000 OLIVE TREES
- OLIVE VARIETIES
- DOLCE AGOGIA
- ROSCIOLA DEL UMBRIA
- NERO DI PANICALE
- INTERNATIONALLY AWARDED