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46 Parallel Blue Label Single Variety Extra Virgin Olive Oil (500ml)

$45.95

This exceptional 46th Parallel Blue Label single-variety (Casaliva) Extra Virgin Olive Oil (2018) is produced based on the modern concept of maximizing the integrity level of every production stage in order to enhance the oil’s health benefits and appeal. The olives are grown only in select orchards, where they are harvested only at peak early stages of maturity.  They are immediately cold extracted using a progressive, water-saving, three-phase system.  While olives typically do not grow anywhere above the 45th parallel, the warm winds that blow over Lake Garda create a micro-climate that produces some of the most superior olives in world!   This is known as the “lake effect” and adds nuance and character to the oils profile.  Flos Olei, the definitive guide to rating EVOO, gave 46 Parallel Blue EVOO a 98 out of a possible 99 score!

Color: Golden green with good clarity

Aroma: Medium-intense fruit, green with distinct herbaceous notes that are reminiscent of arugula and artichokes. There is an hint of green almond as well as pine nut and green apple.

Flavor: Balanced, with a delicate bitterness that reveals a distinct spicy structure.  Plentiful flavor sensations and finishes with an appealing mineral note.

Pairings: It is an ideal condiment since it does not overwhelm the flavor of foods. It will enhance fish, vegetables, salads, greens and is perfect for antipasto or dipping crusty toasted bread!

46 Parallel Green Label Single Variety Extra Virgin Olive Oil

$23.95$39.95

The 46th Parallel marks the northern most area in the world with an olive growing tradition due to the “lake effect” of Lake Garda.

The olives are harvested at an early stage of maturity to enhance the oils polyphenol content, which increases the health benefits. Olives that are properly grown, harvested, milled and bottled contain natural antioxidants, which limit the formation of abnormal functioning of cellular membranes. High quality Extra Virgin Olive Oil may protect against cell aging caused by free radicals, as well as the development of tumor cells. It is recommended to consume as least 2 to 3 tablespoons of high quality Extra Olive Oil with food daily to improve health.

Color: yellow with visible green highlights

Aroma: medium fruity with appealing fresh notes reminiscent of green almonds

Flavor: balance overall, with a distinct yet slight bitterness and a stronger spicy finish

Pairings: It is an ideal condiment since it does not overwhelm the flavor of foods. It goes well with fish and raw vegetables including salad.

46 Parallel White Label Organic Single Variety Extra Virgin Olive Oil

$39.95

This 46th Parallel White Label Extra Virgin Olive Oil is more than 70% Casaliva olives with about 25% Frantoio and 2-3% Leccino

The 46th Parallel marks the northern most area in the world with an olive growing tradition due to the “lake effect” of Lake Garda.

In 2007, Agraria Riva del Garda began working toward organic production beginning with the oil mill and several olive-grower partners motivated by their own ideas. Frantoio di Riva obtained organic certification in 2008 and the first olive orchards completed the conversion process in 2010. The same yar, the first organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil was produced. Organic olive cultivation is aided by the unique climate conditions that hinder the development of the main olive diseases. In addition, the orchards make widespread use of organic insect control methods like traps for the olive fruit fly, the insect pest that olive growers fear most.

Color: yellow with visible green highlights

Aroma: medium fruity with appealing fresh notes reminiscent of mown grass, as well as bitter notes of arugula and green almonds

Flavor: decidedly harmonious and balanced with clear appealing bitter notes and more pronounced spicy notes. This Extra Virgin Olive Oil leaves a lingering pleasant sensation in the mouth

Pairings: This Extra Virgin Olive Oil is and excellent ingredient in Mediterranean cuisine due to its ability to enhance even the most delicate foods, from raw vegetables to fish dishes and salads without overwhelming the flavor.

Awards: The 2015-16 Extra Virgin Olive Oil received 8 awards.

ITALICO Extra Virgin Olive Oil

$13.95$169.95

ITALICO EVOO is produced by Agraria Riva del Garda on the northern shore of Lake Garda in northern Italy.  ITALICO is a blend of three high quality olive varieties – mostly Frantoio and Leccino olives. This medium-bodied oil has a delightful, clean flavor with a slight peppery aftertaste. It is best used for cooking and is considered a staple EVOO in the Lake Garda region.  Locals have been growing superior olives in this area for over 2000 years.  The “Lake Effects” brings warmer winds, creating a micro climate in which olives thrive!   The price point of ITALICO is soft and while it is the regions base EVOO, you would never know it from the taste!

Color: Yellow with green reflections

Aroma: Medium/light fruity with a slight herbaceous quality

Flavor: Harmonious with slightly bitter and spicy

Pairing You can use this EVOO in all cooking applications.  It is perfect for pan searing, adding flavor to roasted or grilled vegetables and meats, and can be used to fry foods.  Interesting facts: Keeping the temperature below 385 F helps prevent the health benefits from being destroyed.  Also when you use EVOO in frying, much less of the oil remains in the food vs canola or other oils made from nuts!

 

ULIVA PDO Garda Trentino Extra Virgin Olive Oil

$14.95$49.95

It is said that our sense of smell is directly linked to our memory.  While you may never have visited Agraria Riva del Garda on the northern shore of Lake Garda in North Italy where ULIVA DOP is produced… chances are the aroma of wet stone, fresh cut herbs, clean apple or toasted almond, stimulates your memory and nostalgia.  Expect an experience no less evocative when tasting this flagship Garda Trentino DOP Extra Virgin Olive Oil.  Superior Casaliva olives are harvested and pressed at peak early stages and from there every aspect of production is designed to protect the integrity of the finished oil.  The flavor is dense, with a complex harmony.  This balance makes it readily identifiable as a jewel!  It is rare enough to stand alone, but also shines when paired with fresh salad, meats and pastas.  Even the bottle itself is an appropriate expression of its contents, a sleek and modern take on this extraordinary old-world craft!

ULIVA was most recently awarded the GOLD medal at the New York International Olive Oil competition!  It also holds a number of International distinctions and is recommended by the most widely recognized gastronomic guides.  It has become the flagship Garda Trentino DOP Extra Virgin Olive oil.  For health purposes, Uliva is also one of the highest in health benefits of any EVOO in the world today!

Color: Emerald green with golden rim and good clarity

Aroma: Medium fruity with distinct grassy notes and an aromatic range that reveals fragrances of green apple, radish, chicory and artichoke layered with notes of almonds and pine nuts.

Flavor: Dense yet harmonious, with pleasantly bitter and decidedly spicy notes; it has a rich finish with hints of black pepper and an elegant mineral note.

Parings: Robust but delicate, this oil can be paired with classic dishes and also shines when paired with meats, salads, antipasto and pasta dishes.