You'll find it to be the perfect balance of grassy, fruity, and peppery.
Gianfranco Becchina's 1998 award winning oil repeats again with the 2012 harvest with this outstanding Sicilian oil. Yellow-green color, smooth taste, unfiltered. The oil is produced at the estate of Prince Pignatelli at Castelvetrano in Western Sicily near the ancient Greek ruins of Selinunte. The 100% Nocellara del Belice olives are hand-picked from the trees in early October when still green and at their peak.
Traditions: Drizzle over grilled tuna, stewed white beans, roasted peppers and garlic or a salad of shaved fennel, fresh orange slices and capers.
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."