Olio nuovo is the first extra virgin olive oil to be released each year, meant to be enjoyed as soon as it comes out of the centrifuge. These freshly pressed oils are shades of vibrant green and gold in color with a robust taste and phenols galore. In short, olio nuovo is olive oil in its most intense, raw state . . . the ultimate condiment.
Each year, the Olio Verde estate extracts an impressive complexity from the Nocellara del Belice olive (also known as Castelvetrano). The 2020 Harvest has the aroma of ripe tomatoes, almost as if you have just opened a jar of tomato passata. The oil is very well-balanced, with medium fruitiness and spiciness in total harmony. It has a mild bitterness, soft nuttiness, and a hint of white pepper that amuses the palate. The mouthfeel is unctuous and velvety.