Emphatic, fruity (like an olive), green, a hint of pepperiness at the back of the tongue. Wonderful on bitter greens, pasta, drizzled into soups, stews onto grilled meats.
- SALADS:tomato or mixed: mushroom, garlic, shallots
- VEGETABLES:sautéed or grilled: peppers, green beans, mushrooms, zucchini
- PASTAS:meat or tomato sauce: regular or spicy, sundried tomaoto pesto
- FISH:marinated, fish tartare, shellfish
- MEAT:stews, braised or grilled meat: beef, lamb
- CHEESES:parmgiano reggiano, grana padano, asiago, ricotta salata
- DESSERTS:vanilla ice cream