Sicilian Extra Virgin Olive Oil | The extra virgin olive oil from the Titone farm is the product of a family’s devotion to sustainable, traditional farming methods, and organic tending of the land. The resulting olive oil is a Sicilian classic. The Titone farm, located on the west coast of Sicily, is owned and managed by a father/daughter team (Nicola and Antonella Titone) with a passion for understanding the land and growing their crop organically since 1985. Close to five thousand olive trees are pruned into either umbrella or low cones, which aid in pest control and even ripening of the olive fruit.Olives are harvested just as they begin turning color and have a blush of black, usually starting in October. The olives are hand picked with the assistance of specially designed wooden olive rakes that allow the workers to carefully pull the fruit from the trees and strip as few leaves as possible. Keeping the leaves intact with the tree assures greater health year after year. The fruit is washed and pressed in a carefully controlled environment and the unfiltered oil is then pumped into stainless steel holding containers. The resulting organic extra virgin olive oil is a deep golden yellow with light green highlights. The oil has lovely notes of green grass and artichoke with a hint of pepper. The oil has won numerous awards at competitions in Italy, Switzerland, and Germany and at the Los Angeles County Fair competition it was awarded a sliver medal in 2006. Increasingly popular, this organic extra virgin olive oil’s incredible balance, finesse and distinctive flavor profile continue to delight the palates of chefs, home cooks and food journalists. D.O.P. (Denominazione di Orgine Protetta/Protected Designation of Origin) OLIVE CULTIVARS | Nocellara, Biancolilla, and Cerasuola
- 2015 Harvest
- 500ml bottle
- Azienda Agricola Biologica Titone
- Sicilian Extra Virgin Olive Oil
We first tasted this gem of an olive oil in a little restaurant in Taormina this March. I was so taken with it I have ordered it and taken delivery. I will continue to order this special Extra Virgin Olive Oil .
As for taste it is exceptional. The aroma is fresh cut fields. It’s taste is subtle vegetation and mineral which is blended impeccably. I find the 2010 slightly better than the 2011, but both are keepers. Your final drizzle over fish, vegetables or veal, pork and chicken provides an enriched palate enlivening but soothing taste without jeopardizing the intended result of the dish.
Highly recommend and through Amazon, your delivery is safe.
BelindaSainte Marie, IL