2014 Estate Extra Virgin Tuscan Olive Oil (500ml)

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2014 Estate Extra Virgin Tuscan Olive Oil (500ml)

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Our Olive Orchard

We are blessed at Campovida to have over 500 Italian Olive Trees planted at the property. The Fetzer Family planted all the various orchards in the 1980’s. Our orchard is a mixed orchard of frantioio, picual, lucca, moraiolo, nevavdillo, and grossa di spagna. The CCOF Certified orchard is located at Campovida in the town of Hopland along the banks of the upper Russian River. The site’s riverbed gravelly loam soil provides an ideal site for growing world-class Italian olives.

Harvest notes

2014 harvest season proved to be a challenging one in many ways and especially for our olives. A wet spring hindered fruit set and crop levels were lower than average, while a cooler than normal summer prolonged the growing season and the beginning of harvest was delayed by a couple of weeks. However, the weather was perfect for growing Italian olives because of the cooler and more moderate summer temperatures that helped olives develop amazing flavors. The olives were hand harvested and crushed the same day using a stone mill, which produced only the finest unfiltered oil. This unique oil is 100% hand harvested and is loaded with antioxidants.

Producer's notes

Rich with heavy green olive flavors, with an intensity robust finish of freshness with fruit and pepper. It has an outstanding aromatic peppery flavor with a fruity rich fished, it is a deep muddled green and gold in color, with a full aroma on the nose. Use when exceptional olive oil flavor is desired for finishing dishes such as salads, sautéed vegetables, and rice or even over popcorn! A delightful appetizer of fresh bread dipped in the oil. Wine Pairings: Campovida 2012 Viognier and Campovida 2012 Grenache.

Orchard statistics

Appellation: Mendocino County
Certifications: CCOF organic
Olive Varieties: frantioio, picual, lucca, moraiolo, nevavdillo, and grossa di spagna.
Year planted: 1980
Elevation: 560 feet
Orientation: East to west
Soil: Pinole Gravelly loam
Yield: 3.2 tons

EVOO Statistics

Harvest date: December 14, 2012
Color: green/purple/black (33% each)
Milling: Italian Stone Press-Olivino, Hopland, CA
Gallons produced: 105
Release date: March 2013

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