Extra Virgin Olive Oil Italy, Spain, France and California

 

2019 Harvest….  Coming Soon

The 2019 Harvest in Italy was a mixed bag.  In the south De Carlo had a much better harvest than in 18.  In Tuscany the groves at higher elevations dealt with unusually cold weather in the spring which led to some crop failures.  In the Veneto which is in extreme northern Italy they had a fantastic harvest.  In Spain everything was perfect they are going to have a great harvest this year.  

Prices are probably going to go up this year due to the government raising duties on specialty foods from Europe.  Do yourself a favor and write to your congressman and senator and complain.  Foods from Europe are healthy and delicious.  They are also sustainable like their tinned seafood which is taking the US by storm.  

Our selection from the 2018 Harvest that are in stock are still beautiful however inventories are thinning down… But our 3 bottle purchase with free freight is still the best deal to be found in the country.

Here is a suggestion on how to structure your 3 bottle purchase.

  • If you are on a strict budget the Spanish Olive Oils from Oleoestepa and the Fresh Harvest  are incredible bargains.  Also the De Carlo Classico in the 750 ml. Bottle and 1 Liter Tin translate to under $20 if they were in a 500 ml. portion.  

  • If the sky’s the limit buy a Delicate or Light Oil, a Medium Fruit and an Intense Olive Oil for finishing meats and all manner of foods to go with it.  This will give you lots of flexibility and remember pour olive oil on just about everything.  It is just like salt and pepper and bitters in the sense that olive oil is a flavor enhancer.

We made it really easy to shop the Olive Oils on the site.   Just scroll down and click on any of the product images and it will take you straight to the shopping site where there is a good description of each of the Olive Oils. Also we only do 3 bottle purchases but the shipping is free!

 

Delicate & Light Fruit Olive Oils…

 

Just because they are little lighter doesn’t mean they don’t have lots of flavor.  For me Delicate and Light are more about the mouth feel.  These are great all round oils in the kitchen.  Cook with it and pour Olive Oil on just about everything you eat.

 

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De Carlo Il Classico Olive Oil

$23.49 Click Image For Details

De Carlo Classico Certified Organic give us a call and ask us about the 5 liter bag in box program that translates to $17 a liter.

Medium to Medium-Plus Fruit…

These are a little more of a mouth full but still great for all-round use in the kitchen.

Oleoestepa Egregio Organic Olive Oil from

$20.00 Click Image For Details

From the largest great producer of olive oil in the world… 5500 family farms and 17 million trees farmed organically or using integrated farming principles (not much different than organic).  This is an incredible bargain.

Estepa Virgin DOP Olive Oil from Spain

$20.00 Click Image For Details

From the largest great producer of olive oil in the world… 5500 family farms and 17 million trees farmed organically or using integrated farming principles (not much different than organic).  This is an incredible bargain.

La Cultivada Hojiblanca Organic Olive Oil from Spain

$28.99 Click Image For Details

This is a total crowd pleaser.  When we sample this at events, more clients will fork over $30 for this oil than any other olive oil in the book due to its pretty mouthfeel and ethereal flavors.  This is a total rarity usually one only finds the Arbequina from this producer. 

Intense Fruit…

These oils are big, spicy and pungent.  The best chefs in the world use them as finishing sauces.  It is their secret weapon.  It is like adding the right bitters to a a cocktail. The flavor components and the fats in olive oil combine with the foods to create something so much more delicious.  Don’t mind the prices as a little goes a long way.

Moulin des Ombres EVOO from France

Out of Stock till 2019 Harvest

This come from one of those dreamy beautiful French Estates.  The vineyards and groves are all certified organic.  This is a sensational olive oil and in my book a rarity from France.

De Carlo Felice Garibaldi Olive Oil from Puglia Italy

Out of Stock till 2019 Harvest

One of De Carlos 2 great finishing oils.  Oils of similar quality are $35 – $45 in stores and online.  98 points every year in the Flos Olei Guide and Farm of the Year in 2015.

Frantoio Franci Villa Magra Olive Oil from Tuscany Italy

$33.49 Click Image For Details

This is a really great producer from Tuscany.  Villa Magra is their core offering and it is worth every penny.  When the harvest is perfect there is one section of the grove that is really special and they will produce a limited edition called …  Grand Cru…  only olive oil I have ever tasted that is worth $50.

Shopping Tips… the Bargains

Any of the bottles priced from $15.99-$29 are just super values especially the Giuliana Fresh Spanish Harvest which we believe is the best value in real Ultra-Premium Olive Oil on the planet.  Paniole and De Carlo Classico come in 750 ml. bottles rather than the standard 500 ml. size.  The Classico also comes in a 1 Liter Tin.  Portion wise this costs them out at less than $20 if they were in a half liter portion.

Bonamini, Alberto Romano, Oleoestepa (Egregio, and Virgin), Franci Villa Magra, La Cultivada, De Carlo Torre Di Mossa and Felice Garibaldi at $20-$29 are ridiculous bargains and are as good as any of the $30+ bottles.

The $30+ bottles in their own right are values in the sense that you find these in very few retailers and if you do they are much more expensive, They are worth the money due to the scarcity in the varietals as well as the terroir and the producers are an elite group. Plus we always tell you the harvest date, bottle sizes.

Have fun shopping and if you have questions don’t be afraid to pick op the phone or send us a text.

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Below you will find links to the producer pages.  There are some great videos on the site… Check out the Oleoestepa page.  It is an incredible tour of the Estepa DOP.  On these  pages the Click Here or on the Shop Link Bars will take you to the shopping site.  Just Click on the bottle images for info and pricing on specific items.

Oleoestepa... Andalusia, Spain

Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Spain by Oleoestepa unites the efforts of more than 5,000 olive growers and the 17 associated oil mills located in the Estepa DOP of Seville and Cordoba. The oil produced is the result of an experience handed down from father to son for more than 2,000 years.

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De Carlo... Puglia, Italy

The De Carlo family’ heritage related to the the production of olive oil dates as far back as the 16th century.  The new generation, all share the same passion for producing top quality EVOO’s largely from the family’s own orchards.  Year after year they win acclaim as one of the worlds top producers.

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Frantoio Romano... Campania, Italy

Alberto Romano belongs to the fourth generation in his family of olive oil producers.  For more than a century passion tradition and knowledge have been handed down from father to son. The pride of the Frantoio Romano is the variety ORTICE.

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Frantoio Bonamini... Veneto, Italy

Frantoio Bonamini is fro the The hills of Verona in Northern Italy.  The oil they produce is made of Favarol and Grignano olive and   has a delicate mouth feel.  This is a really beautiful EVOO that is rarely seen out of Italy.  Best DOP/IGP Extra Virgin Olive Oil: Light Fruit – Flos Olei Guide 2014

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Frantoio di Riva Extra Virgin Olive Oil From Alto Adige

Frantoio Di Riva... Alto Adige, Italy

The olive oils from the northern most producers of EVOO in Italy tend to be delicate to light bodied oils.  They’re flavorful but have a leaner mouth feel.  These oils are actually rare and hard to come by.  Frantoio di Riva is one of the best.

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VIOLA... Umbria, italy

The Extra Virgin Olive Oils from MARCO VIOLA are truly extraordinary. Highly acclaimed for their farming techniques as well as the quality of their EVOO they are also recognized as innovators in the production process.

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Frantoio Franci... Tuscany, Italy

Extra Virgin Olive Oils from Frantoio Franci is one of the most awarded EVOO in the world.   After purchasing the famous Villa Magra Estate, Giorgio realized that the family should concentrate or producing Super Premium Olive.  The rest is history…

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Oro Bailen... Andalusia, Spain

EVOO from Spain by OroBailen is produced at the gateway to Andalusia, in the town of Villanueva de la Reina. Olives have been a staple here for centuries but the Gálvez-González family is new to the business. However they have great business skills and brought with them a fresh perspective.

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What You Neet To Know About EVOO

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How We Use EVOO...Recipes

Estate bottled EVOO is magic with all sorts of food.   The health benefits of Extra Virgin Olive Oil are remarkable and it mates the other good foods you eat better for you. We’ve had a great source for over a decade and been able to experiment with all sorts of foods we have been flying in to Western Colorado for clients. We pour it on just about everything and we cook with it. If you like recipes and want to see how we incorporate EVOO into our diet this is the page for you.
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