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.
Medium bodied with predominantly fruity notes along with notes of young fresh olives, tomato leaves and light citrus. High in polyphenols, a natural antioxidant.
Ideal for use with typical Mediterranean dishes (especially those with tomatoes, eggplant, peppers, fennels, such as Sicilian caponata), marinated or grilled tuna or other fish, grilled white meats, beef carpaccio, grilled or steamed vegetables bruschetta, caprese salad, summer pastas and soups. Can also be used as a topping on soft cheeses, like mozzarella or ricotta, or simply drizzled on warm toasted bread.