Quattrociocchi Classico Extra Virgin Olive Oil (3L BAG IN BOX) - Moraiolo, Itrana, Leccino Blend
Cultivar: blend of Moraiolo, Itrana, Leccino
Altitude: Hill and Mountain (150m/600m a.s.l.)
Cultivation system: Polyconic Vase
Planting Layout: 6 x 6
Harvest: Hand Picking
Milling: Olives picked and milled daily in the farm’s oil mill
Extraction: Cold pressed by continuous cycle.
To the eyes, the oil has a beautiful intense golden yellow colour with delicate clear green shades. To the nose it is precise and embracing, it is endowed with notes of tomato, celery and black pepper, to which is added a broad vegetable sensation of artichokes, lettuce and chicory. In the mouth, it is elegant, with herbal tones, mint, basil and sage. Balanced bitter and spicy. Perfect accompaniment for antipasto, salad of chickpeas, marinade of yellowtail fish, potatoes in Al-foil, barley sauces, cous cous of vegetables, a casserole of crustaceans, molluscs au gratin, baked poultry or lamb, goat’s cheese.
Moraiolo is an Italian variety and originates from the Tuscany region. It is well known it’s quality of oil it produces. The Moraiolo Extra Virgin Olive Oil is a distinctively fruity oil with high intensity of bitter- and spiciness. Olive Oil made from the Moraiolo variety has pleasant aromas of fresh grass, green almond and artichoke.
Itrana olives are a native variety in Lazio, Italy. It is mostly used as a table olive as its flesh easily can be removed from the pulp. Its oil has remarkable fruity notes with medium bitterness- and spiciness. The Itrana Extra Virgin Olive Oil has an outstanding aroma of fresh-cut grass, artichoke, tomato and green almond.
Leccino is one of the rustic Italian varieties, mainly cultivated through Umbria and Tuscany. Nowadays it is expanding to the regions of Lazio, Puglia, Abruzzo, Campania and Marche. You can find Leccino olive trees all around the World, thanks to their good adaptability and high productivity. It is a well-appreciated olive due to its delicate flavour. The oil made from Leccino olives is sweet with balanced spicy and bitterness. Typical aromas: escarole, artichoke, almond and black pepper.
The family Quattrociocchi has been growing olives and making olive oil since 1888. Throughout many years the family passed on the knowledge and traditions to the next generation in order to help them to be successful in the future. Nowadays they are working on 110 hectares with 45000 trees. The third generation led by Americo Quattrociocchi utilizing the knowledge of hundred years of olive farming and milling made the company a huge international success. In the Word of Olive Oil, the Quattrociocchi means passion, respect for tradition and the highest quality.
The Quattrociocchi of 2023 is equally impressive to the harvest of 2022. It presents delightful fragrances of tomato, celery, chicory, and black pepper. This year, we also detected pleasant hints of green herbs. On the palate, it delivers a robust blend of tomato, vegetables, and green herbs, concluding with the familiar touch of black pepper, just like last year. The oil achieves a harmonious balance of medium bitterness and spiciness, exemplifying a timeless Italian masterpiece. It stands out as one of our finest options in terms of overall quality. We created a remarkable tomato sauce using this oil, which possesses a rustic and consistent character. Whether used raw for salads, cooking, or even frying, the possibilities are endless—it's all up to you. Enjoy!
Origin: Lazio, Italy
Harvest season: 2022/23
Best before date: 02/07/2023
Please note, all the product descriptions are only indicators for tasting the oils. When you choose olive oil always take into consideration your personal preferences, especially when it comes to bitterness and spiciness.