Viola Colleruita Dop Umbria Colli Assisi-Spoleto Extra Virgin Olive Oil (500ml) - Moraiolo, Frantoio & Leccino Blend
“Moraiolo, Frantoio and Leccino varieties from the hills of Roviglieto and Scandolaro are used for COLLERUITA-DOP Umbria Extra Virgin Olive Oil Colli Assisi-Spoleto. Small-sized, low yielding olive trees whose life is closely related to the life of the people who take care of them between the earth and stones until the harvest. Only a careful selection of the fruits allows us to obtain this intense aromatic note of green olive; the balance between bitter and pungent flavour distinguishes this typical Umbrian extra virgin olive oil.” - Marco Viola
Harvesting technique: picked by hand with manual or hand-held
Harvest time: October and November
Crushing method: high-tech continuous mechanical crushing
Storage: reseal after use, keep it in a cool dry place far
away from heat and light sources.
Appearance: limpid after filtering.
Density: average fluidity.
Color: intense green.
Aroma: to the nose it is wide, elegant and enveloping, marked by an extraordinary complexity and persistence. Strong and rich in vegetal hints of artichoke leaf and chicory, along with aromatic notes of mint, sage and wild fennel.
Taste: the taste is complex and very elegant. It is distinguished by notes of thistle, heart of artichoke, lettuce and sweet almond on the finish. Balsamic and persistent, it has strong bitter and pungent nuances.
Recommendation for usage:
With its particular aromatic properties, this oil goes very well with tuna or swordfish carpaccio, soup with lentils and vegetable soups. Enhances grilled beef and lamb
ribs. Ideal for dressing porcini mushroom salad and vegetable au gratin. Excellent base for an extra virgin olive oil ice cream combined with a reduction of mixed berries.
Moraiolo is an Italian variety and originates from the Tuscany region. It is well known for the 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.
Frantoio is an Italian olive variety originally from the Tuscany region. Frantoio olives have excellent organoleptic characteristics therefore its EVOO is highly appreciated all around the World. The olive oil made from Frantoio olives has very high stability, which makes it suitable even for frying. Its oil has a fruity flavour with mild spicy and bitter notes. Typical aromas are fresh herb, tomato, lettuce, artichoke, apple, grain, rosemary, celery and 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.
About Azienda Agraria Viola:
There is a magical piece of land in Umbria between Assisi and Spoleto on the hills of Foligno. This is the home of the family Viola. The tail of the Viola Olive Oil begins in the early 19th century when Biagio and Lucia passed their love and passion for the olive trees to their son Ferdinando. Years passed by, then the moment came when Diamante, Ferdinando's son turned the family's passion for olives grove into a small family business. Biagio Viola son of Diamante made sure that the company will prosper while passing the legacy of the family Viola to the next generation to Marco. Marco understood the modern days' changes as well as carried on the family’s legacy and traditions with care. With his professionalism and respect for the environment, the Viola name became the synonym of love of the family and land, deep gratitude and quality. Marco's philosophy is that every bottle of Viola olive oil has a history of its own. We also think every bottle of Viola Olive Oil is part of the Viola Family history, which makes this oil so remarkable. The family farm is 14 hectares with 5000 olive trees. Nowadays they are collecting olives from 65 hectares with 22000 trees, producing olive oil in the family mill which was built in 1927, now equipped with the latest technology. A remarkable family with a remarkable history and beautiful olive oil, this is Azienda Agraria Viola.
Introducing another exquisite creation by the Viola family: a meticulously crafted blend of Moraiolo, Frantoio, and Leccino olive varieties. This exceptional oil presents a captivating aroma with hints of fresh vegetables, artichoke, and a delightful medley of green herbs like mint, sage, and chervil. Upon tasting, the palate is treated to the delightful flavours of artichoke, lettuce, and rocket, concluding with a pleasingly sweet almond aftertaste. The oil delivers robust spiciness and pungency that ultimately adds to its exceptional character and complexity. We reserve its use exclusively for enhancing the final touches or dressing of dishes. The versatility of this oil allows it to perfectly complement any culinary creation, inspiring endless experimentation. Indulge in the extraordinary experience it offers and savour every moment. Enjoy!
Origin: Umbria, Italy
Harvest season: 2022/23
Best before date: 30/11/2024
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.