We are taking advance orders for gallons on our 2018 Olio Nuovo, reserve yours at our online store. We didn’t get a hot spell like last summer so I think our oil will be less robust than last year’s.
Known in Italy as Olio Nuovo (New Oil), this oil is bottled immediately following the processing of olives at the mill. The oil is only available shortly after harvest. The cloudy quality of the oil is due to the presence of some residual water and olive particles that are allowed to settle out before bottling of typical extra virgin olive oils. We typically only bottle a few cases per year thus supplies are limited.
The taste of Olio Nuovo is unique and unlike that of the finished oils. It has bright, pungent aromas of parsley, cut grass, basil and artichoke with a slightly peppery finish. It is the healthiest of the olive oils as it delivers a higher level of polyphenols--the chemical substance in plants that may reduce the risk of heart disease and cancer.
Olio Nuovo is fleeting. The particulate matter will settle out in a couple of months time. Chefs use it for dressing fresh vegetables or boiled potatoes, white beans, soups and stews. It is highly recommended for finishing dishes. Add a dribble over the top just before serving. Use it like Mediterranean Catsup, as a topper. It is especially good on a rare grilled steak!