DeCarlo Contrada Torre Marina (organic) - 500ml
Bitritto, (BA), Italy
The Decarlo family has been making olive oil in Puglia since the 16th century. Their dedication and expertise is legendary. In 1979-1980 they pioneered the use of the centrifuge instead of the press which resulted in the best olive oil the family had ever made. All serious producers followed the DeCarlo lead. To tell the world of the marked improvement in their olive oil the word EXTRA (meaning 'no taste defects') was added to the Virgin Olive oil labels.
The DeCarlos have been, and remain, an example to the industry.
Extra Virgin olive oil: Contrada Torre Marina (organic)
Blend: Ogliarola and Coratina olives
Polyphenol count: 553
Free Acidity: 0.34
Peroxide value: 14
2017 Flos Olei Guide: 98/100
Contrada Torre Marina ( organic) is a seductive blend of the Coratina and Ogliarola Barese olives with an intense golden yellow hue and delicate glints of green.
The aroma has rich tones of fresh grass and nuances of white fruit.
The flavour is ample and harmonious with bitter- peppery tones.
It would be ideal on steamed or grilled fish, fried food, seafood salads, tomato sauces, roasts, and pasta.