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Buy Extra Virgin Olive Oil: 6 Bottles

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Pricing Varies as Per Country & Includes International Shipping

Like wine, extra virgin olive oil is produced in a specific place, with a specific species of olive (or an historical, government-recognized blend), in a specific year, by a specific person.

We make ours from 100% ogliarola, a species that ranks very high in polyphenols, the health-generating antioxidants available in high quality extra virgin olive oil. A well-made extra virgin should first taste of life (some describe this as freshly-mowed lawn, fresh hay, artichoke plants, tomato leaves, etc). It’s life force. Green energy. The general smell of nature. It seems, simply, alive.

Next, there should be a significant sting in the back of the throat, usually described as ‘black pepper burn’. This is achieved by picking before the olives are ready to fall to the ground on their own. It is a very time-consuming and costly practice but with any high quality extra virgin, it is always the case.

Third, there should a pleasant bitterness, as there is your favorite vegetables, the crust of wood-fired bread and grilled meat marks.

These are the flavor components of all great Southern Italian Oils (the bitter edge is often missing from central and northern Italian oils: it is a subjective argument, as it is with wine.

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Description

Most consumers have never had great extra virgin olive oil, especially those that buy their oil in supermarkets. Extra virgin, like many other fruits of the earth plummet in quality when they are forced into the square pegs of large scale industrial production and retail.

 

This is itself is not ‘news’, (google olive oil fraud, supermarket oil, etc.) Your country has likely published many articles on the subject but if you are buying ‘Italian extra virgin olive oil’, in the supermarket, you’re statistically not buying any of the three.

*If you’re interested in coming to the castle in Italy to make the real stuff, see below.

How to use it

You’ll want to keep this oil on the table, as you do salt, rather than in the kitchen, as you do with supermarket oil. Our extra virgin’s pronounced taste is perfect for all Southern Italian flavours. Gourmands would argue that it is too distinctive to use on fish. We do anyway. And we love it.

 

Don’t cook away the flavour or health benefits. Grill your bread, steak, fish, vegetables, and ONLY THEN apply our extra virgin, just before serving. Dive crusts of good bread into whatever extra virgin remains there on the plate.

How to protect it

High quality extra virgin has three classic enemies: light, heat and air (rubber, cork and some forms of plastic can also affect its state). We bottle our extra virgin in an opaque package, to eliminate light as an issue. We suggest keeping it at the table versus near a flame in the kitchen. And keeping the resealable cap on is self-explanatory.

Availability in Italy

Our extra virgin is 15 Euro a bottle. If you will be in Lecce you can take away as much as you like. It comes as individual bottles or in mini-valigette (carrying cases) of 4 bottles. Even if you don’t elect to take one of our courses, you can still pass by to purchase it. And to say hello.

International prices

For international shipping, we recommend a minimum of 6 bottles to justify the shipping charges. We don’t set postage prices and we apologies for costs of international shipping. If it were up to us, we’d prefer to send you away with it while here.

 

Europe (including the UK): Six bottles delivered to your home. 120€ Euro

 

Canada: Six bottles delivered to your home. 130€ Euro

 

USA: Six bottles delivered to your home. (Extra fees for the FDA). 150€ Euro

 

Australia, South Africa, New Zealand and Japan: Six bottles delivered to your home. 170€ Euro

 

Write us for any other Location!

Packaging and Packing

All our extra virgin arrives in our attractive 500ML metal can, designed after our chair logo, in the colour of our owner’s antique FIAT 500 (follow the car’s adventures on FB, Emiluccia Silvestori). The shipping packaging is hefty and very safe and we’ve never had a bottle break in the last three years of international shipping.

 

We are an Italian business and all fees must be paid in Euro. We have never had problems with shipping (no breakage, loss, etc) with the exception of mailing into Australia. If an Australian order comes back to us undelivered, we will refund the price of the oil but not the price of shipping.

 

The American FDA and the Australian FDS make this more complicated and expensive for all involved.

 

* Click here to learn more about Our Extra Virgin Olive You Week Long Course at the Castle

Have you ever harvested olives? Did you know about the green apples when it comes to tastings of extra virgin? Watch “Olive You” video at our Youtube Channel.

 

Additional information

Shipping Country

Europe (Including UK), Canada, USA, Australia, South Africa, New Zealand, Japan

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