Titone Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- THE STORY
- Region: Trapani, Sicily
- Filtered, Estate-Bottled
- Olive cultivars: Nocellara de Belice, Cerasuola, Coratina, Biancolilla
- Flavor: Medium to robust with a characteristic peppery finish
- Harvest: Fall 2018
- Certification: DOP Valli Trapanesi, Organic, Biologica
A masterful blend from Sicily, crafted by Nicola and Antonella Titone, a pioneering father-daughter team of trained chemists who have applied the rigor of their expertise to olive oil since 1985. The olive oil from the Titone farm is the product of the family's devotion to sustainable, traditional farming methods and organic tending of the land. The olives are harvested entirely by hand and pressed within hours.
This extra virgin olive oil is pure perfection, well-rounded with many aromas: green grass, tomato leaf, and artichoke. The taste is brilliant--decidedly herbaceous, with notes of arugula and bright green tomato. Peppery and bitter--screaming of polyphenols--it lingers from the lips to the back of the palate.
Titone Extra Virgin Olive Oil Biologica is produced by the Titone family at the "Valli Trapanesi", the family farm near Trapani, on the western side of Sicily. The olive oil from the Titone farm is the product of the family's devotion to sustainable, traditional farming methods, and organic tending of the land.
Chemists for generations, the Titone family has always had a passion for olive growing and a particular attention for health. They have owned the farm since 1936, and have 19 hectares of specialize olive grove with 5,000 trees. The passion for understanding the land and growing their crop according to strict organic practices became a priority in 1985 when Nicola Titone began the process of certifying the farm. In 1995 they invested in new pressing equipment to ensure the quality of the oil and to make the process more efficient. The farm also takes great pride in their D.O.P. (Denominazione di Orgine Protetta/Protected Designation of Origin) status. Close to five thousand olive trees are pruned into either umbrella or low cones, which aid in pest control and even ripening of the olive fruit. The careful methods practiced by the Titone family show in the resulting fine oil quality. The supply of this oil is very limited.
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