Sicilian Nocellara del Belice Extra Virgin Olive Oil
This long standing favorite brings forth the best of Sicily. You'll find Gianfranco Becchina's Olio Verde to be the perfect balance of grassy, fruity, and peppery! The distinctive green flavors come through. Protective dark bottle.
Silver Award - 2021 NYIOOC World Olive Oil Competition
As seen in Cook’s Illustrated, March-April 2017.
Outstanding Sicilian oil. Yellow-green color, smooth taste, unfiltered. Limited quantities. The oil is produced at the estate of Prince Pignatelli at Castelvetrano in Sicily using the Nocellara varietal. The 100% Nocellara del Belice olives are hand-picked from the trees. An exceptional oil.
The 2021 Harvest has the aroma of tomatoes, as if you’ve just opened a jar of tomato passata. It is very well-balanced, with medium fruitiness and spiciness in total harmony. It has a mild, soft nuttiness, and a hint of peppery greens that amuses the palate. The mouthfeel is unctuous and velvety, typical of Sicilian oils.
Traditions: Drizzle over grilled tuna, stewed white beans, roasted peppers and garlic or a salad of shaved fennel, fresh orange slices and capers, and of course a big bowl of spaghetti al pomodoro.
According to Deborah Krasner in "The Flavors of Olive Oil", Olio Verde is "...beautifully colored and winsome estate-grown artisanal oil from Southwestern Sicily is nutty and herbal, with complex taste nuances."
500 ml (16.9 oz)
Product of Italy