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ULIVA PDO Garda Trentino Extra Virgin Olive Oil

$14.95$53.95

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.

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

$47.95

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$37.95

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.

Imperiale PDO Garda Trentino Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Imperiale PDO Garda Trentino Extra Virgin Olive Oil

$25.95$41.95

The team at Frantio di riva combines the most cutting edge technology and practices with old world tradition and craftsmanship. The Upper Lake Garda region is a tapestry of history and culture that has been heavily influenced by its past ties to the Imperial Austrian Court. EVOO Garda Trentino DOP “Imperiale” pays homage to this antiquity. While standards of production exceed the DOP regulations, the price point is moderate and its applications are equally versatile! The character of the oil has a full and slightly herbaceous aroma. It is medium bodied but just light enough on the pallet to complement most anything. While traditionally served with Lake fish, we also enjoy “Imperiale” drizzled over fresh summer tomatoes, grilled vegetables or greens. It is perfect for dipping warm crispy bread as well! This bottle fits right in with your kitchen staples but also makes the perfect collectors piece for the traveling gastronomic!

ITALICO Extra Virgin Olive Oil

$14.95$119.95

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!

 

Pepero

Pepero’ EVOO with Chile Peppers (250ml)

$25.95

Pepero’ is not your everyday infused condiment! A medley of chiles grown on the organic farm “Trentino Peperoncino” are crushed with hand selected olives grown on Agraria Riva del Garda. The flavors therefore fully integrate in the process! The result is a bright and brilliant amber… the color is the perfect visual expression of this bright and lively oil. The heat from the Chile is full bodied and assertive but emerges in a way that it does not over-rule the distinct character of the Olives. This is a delicious addition to pizza or the perfect way to add a little bit of fire energy and dash to grilled meats, vegetables or sauces.

ULIVA 1111

ULIVA 1111 EVOO (250ml)

$99.95

ULIVA 1111 is one of the world’s most prized Extra Virgin Olive Oils. It is the limited-edition Garda Trentino DOP EVOO from Riva del Garda. Its production is so controlled there are only 1111 numbered bottles produced each year! The 100% Casaliva olives are picked by hand at the right moment of ripeness from trees that date back centuries. Then it is bottled by hand with the greatest care. The glass bottles are made to eliminate light from reaching this exquisite EVOO. ULIVA 1111 is also a fair indication of its quality. If ULIVA EVOO is number 1, ULIVA 1111 is a number 1 times four.

Expect green, clean and complex aromas and a long finish. The design and packaging is equally elegant and polished, reflecting the value and rare uncommon character of its contents. We consider this expression a masterpiece!

TRIS Gift Set

TRIS Gift Set with 3 100ml bottles of EVOO + tasting glass

$49.95

This perfect trinity is a collection of three of our favorite Riva del Garda Extra Virgin Olive Oils. Are you looking for a unique and timeless gift to impress the connoisseurs in your life? Encased in a beautifully fashioned Gift Box we offer one 100 ml bottle of ULIVA DOP Garda Trentino, one 100 ml bottle of 46 Parallel ‘Blue Label’ single variety, and one 100 ml bottle 46 Parallel ‘White Label’ organic EVOO. Also included is an exquisite, deep royal blue tasting glass…the perfect accessory to this striking ensemble. In this case, you are not just gifting a bottle, you are gifting the entire tasting experience!

ITALICO Bag in a box

ITALICO EVOO Bag in a Box (5 liters)

$139.95

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! This 5 liter container with a bag inside a box makes using this EVOO very easy.

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!

REALE Heart-Shaped Travel 4 year Balsamic Vinegar (50ml)

$24.95

This lovely heart shaped bottle of FINE 100% 5-year aged Balsamic Vinegar is elegantly packaged and ready to be received by ‘that special person” or loved one.  Incidentally, the 50ml (1.69oz) bottle size is also perfect for travel…chances are you are going to fall in ‘love’ with this product and want to take it along with you wherever you roam or your heart takes you!

REALE Balsamic Vinegar is REAL Vinegar!  There is just ONE ingredient – grapes!   The Leonardi family has been making Balsamic Vinegar for 147 years with sheer artistry and craft.  They use Lambrusco and Trebbiano grapes that are grown on their estate in Italy.  The grapes are cooked at a low temperature for 36 hours which produces a grape must.  The must is then placed in large wooden barrels (oak, chestnut, cherry, ash, juniper,  and mulberry) with a starter, similar to sourdough bread.  At the end of the first year, the musts are moved to smaller barrels made from a different wood.  At the end of the 5-year cycle, the must has gone through 5 barrels of different woods to achieve its full character and distinctive flavor.  The flavor of Balsamic evolves over time and the longer it is aged, the richer and sweeter it becomes.  This 100% Balsamic Vinegar will complement a wide range of provisions.  We enjoy with salads and greens of all variety, over grilled red and white meat and drizzled over fresh mozzarella or any other favorite cheese!

pate di olive

IMPERIALE Pate di Olive – Olive Paste

$16.95$33.95

This is not your everyday condiment! And while it may very well become your condiment of choice for every day, consider Pate’ di Olive the highest and purest form! The blend is 70% Olive, the only additions being EVOO and salt. The production process itself is a craft, hand selected olives are pitted, dried, and then soaked in water for several weeks to eliminate any bitterness. From there ingredients are blended into a kind of Olive ‘cream’. The end puree not only makes for a delicious spread on bread or crostini, but the flavor is robust enough to toss on its own with pasta or act as a base for endless other sauces. The entertainment possibilities have no bound, being perfectly suited for antipasta, canapes, dips and garnish. In addition, this unique ‘condiment’ is sure to find its way into your every day!

Chocolates filled with Balsamic Vinegar Glaze

Chocolate filled with Balsamic Vinegar Glaze

$24.95

Do not doubt the abundant opportunity to use high quality balsamic vinegars in all sorts of food preparation!  Perhaps contrary to expectation, the refined acidity of Aceto REALE, married with the sweet and rich depth of dark chocolate, makes for perfect harmony!  Add a touch of decedent flare to your next chocolate splurge.  The packaging is also elegant and makes an impressive upgrade for gifting, bringing a whole new meaning to the traditional ‘box of chocolates’!

Hand Blown Glass Cruet for EVOO/BV

$39.95

This hand blown cruet is made in Italy by craftsman. It is especially made to be filled with fine balsamic vinegar and dispensed a drop at a time. The presentation at the table using this beautiful piece of glassware is always a crowd pleaser.