Viola Il Sincero Extra Virgin Olive Oil (500ml) - 100% Moraiolo
“Il Sincero is a monocultivar of moraiolo, a choice linked to the territory; centuries-old olive trees of modest size grounded in stony and steep hills, born out of the rocks and cultivated according to tradition. The rounded fruit, picked by hand at the beginning of the ripening phase gives life to an extra virgin olive oil of extraordinary intensity with unmistakable varietal sensations.” - Marco Viola
Harvesting technique: picked by hand with manual or hand-held pneumatic combs.
Harvest time: October and November.
Crushing method: high-tech continuous mechanical crushing equipment.
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 emerald green.
Aroma: to the nose it is broad, elegant and complex, marked by rich vegetal notes of fresh mowed grass and thistle, along with balsamic hints of mint and wild rosemary.
Taste: is complex and persistent with a predominance of vegetable tones of thistle and chicory followed by pungent notes of black pepper, cinnamon and wild rosemary on the finish. Strong bitter notes with a persistence of pungent tones.
Recommendation of usage:
Its strong taste and its wide structure particularly enhance bean soups and chickpea creams with toasted bread. Excellent on pork tenderloin in lard crust and wild mixed green salads. Excellent dressing to pair with game on the spit, jugged hare and roasted pigeon breast with sweet bellpeppers. Excellent on aged cheeses such as fossa pecorino. Ideal on orange and mandarin sorbets.
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.
About Azienda Agraria Viola:
There is a magical piece of land in Umbria, nestled between Assisi and Spoleto on the hills of Foligno. This is the home of the Viola family. The tale of Viola Olive Oil begins in the early 19th century when Biagio and Lucia passed on their love and passion for olive trees to their son, Ferdinando. As years passed, the moment arrived when Diamante, Ferdinando's son, transformed the family's passion for olive groves into a small family business.
Biagio Viola, the son of Diamante, ensured the company's prosperity while passing the Viola family legacy to the next generation - Marco. Marco comprehended the changes of modern days while carefully preserving the family's legacy and traditions. With his professionalism and environmental respect, the Viola name became synonymous with love for family and land, deep gratitude, and quality.
Marco's philosophy is that every bottle of Viola olive oil carries its own unique history. We also believe that each bottle of Viola Olive Oil is a part of the Viola Family history, making this oil truly remarkable.
The family farm spans 14 hectares with 5000 olive trees. Presently, they harvest olives from 65 hectares with 22,000 trees, producing olive oil in the family mill built in 1927, now equipped with the latest technology. A remarkable family with a rich history and beautiful olive oil - this is Azienda Agraria Viola.
Il Sincero, the remarkable EVOO of the 22/23 harvest season, derives its name from the Italian term meaning "the sincere." A taste of this exceptional oil will reveal its authenticity. Unveiling intense vegetable aromas enriched with green herbs and subtle notes of mint, it boasts a transparent flavour profile with nothing to hide. The initial taste showcases the distinct presence of thistle, followed by delightful undertones of almond and black pepper. Brace yourself for a robust spiciness and invigorating pungency that will awaken your palate. From the moment you uncork a bottle of Il Sincero, you will be captivated by its rich bouquet and strong taste, a testament to the Viola Family's commitment and over a century of hard work. This oil is best enjoyed in its pure form, adding the perfect touch to roasted vegetables and various meat dishes. Furthermore, it pairs exquisitely with bold cheeses like Gorgonzola, making it an absolute must-try for connoisseurs seeking an unforgettable culinary experience.
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.