Viola Il Sincero Extra Virgin Olive Oil (500ml) - 100% Moraiolo
“Il Sincero is an extra virgin olive oil produced from one cultivar, Moraiolo, a major varietal in the area. Small-sized old plants cultivated following traditional methods on stony hillsides at 400 metres above sea level. The roundish fruit is harvested by hand in October at the start of the ripening process and produces an extra virgin olive oil with a unique intense flavour.” Marco Viola
Harvest time: October - November
Pressing: continuous processing machine
Storage: close the bottle after use and keep it in a cool place, away from heat or light sources
Appearance: limpid after filtering
Density: average fluidity
Colour: green with a slight golden tinge
Aroma: full-bodied and definite, perfumed with herbaceous notes of thistle and the balsamic scent of mint, basil and rosemary
Flavour: mouth-filling taste, with hints of thistle, black pepper and almond on the finish.
Recommendation of usage:
Its definite and intense flavour pairs remarkably well with bean soup and chickpea cream with toasted bread; excellent on larded pork fillet and wild salad. Perfect with roasted game, jugged hare and roast pigeon breast with sweet pepper sauce. It is an ideal accompaniment to medium mature cheese and orange or tangerine 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 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.
Il Sincero means; the sincere. You will understand its name when you taste this oil. It has nothing to hide strong intense vegetable aromas with green herbs and with notes of mint. If you taste the oil first you will notice the thistle followed by notes of almond and black pepper. Then get ready for a strong spiciness and pungency. Rich aromas and strong taste, you will notice it from the moment you open a bottle of Il Sincero. The more than 100 years of hard work and commitment of the Viola Family resulted in this beautiful oil. We use it only raw. It is perfect with any roast vegetable or any meat dish. It is also amazing with stronger cheeses such as Gorgonzola. Must try category!
Origin: Umbria, Italy
Harvest season: 2021/22
Best before date: 10/08/2023
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.