Thank you to Costa di Sole for sending us their EVOOs.
|Producer||Costa di Sole|
|Cultivar||Itrana, Leccino, Pendolino|
|Harvesting Method||Mechanical (olive tree shaker machines)|
|Extraction Method||Continuous – cold extraction|
|Tasted on||May 2020|
The name 9cento5 (nine hundred and five) is a tribute to the owners’ late great-grandfather, who laid the foundations for the farm where Costa di Sole is today located exactly in 1905 – the establishment of Costa Di Sole in 2018 is a heartfelt dream come true for the family.
The 9cento5 EVOO blend has a light vegetable character, to nose and taste: lettuce, sweet almond, tomato leaf. The bitterness is delicate, together with the pungency, which is barely noticeable. Those signs make it perfect with pasta and tomato sauce or mixed salads, among all. We tried it with a vegan avocado salad.
Read our Review about 9cento5 monocultivar Itrana.
Appearance & Visual Analysis
A perfect mix between avocado green and lemon yellow.
Scents & Olfactory analysis
To olfactory analysis, the 9cento5 blend has a light texture, with vegetal notes which prevail and gently tickle the nose: aromas of lettuce, chicory, almond, tomato leaf. A slight hint of citrus is also perceptible.
Tasting: Aromas & Flavours
To the tasting analysis, the 9cento5 blend expresses notes of sweet almond, lettuce and olive fruit, which refers to the scents perceived by the olfactory analysis. The bitterness is very delicate, the pungency slightly stimulates the throat.
We love it with…
Thanks to the delicate aromas of EVOO’s 9cento5 blend, it is perfect for balancing tomato sauces and pasta with tomato sauce, with bruschetta mix appetizers prepared with salami, prosciutto, cheese and vegetables and mixed vegetable salads.
We tried it with a refreshing vegan salad, prepared with lettuce, fresh onion, olives and avocado.
Azienda Agricola CostadiSole
Costa di Sole is a freshly born manufacturer set on the land of the owners’ ancestors. The name Costa di Sole means “sunny coast (hill)”, a tribute to the hills where its olive grooves are located, in the southern Lazio village of Pastena in Ciociaria.
The olive trees are farmed without the use of any chemical products, using techniques such as the “sovescio” to enrich the soil; the passion and love of the manufacturers for extra virgin olive oil show in their products and the attention to details put in every step of the EVOO manufacturing. How do they process their olive oil? Cold extraction within a few hours from the harvesting phase and temperature management at all steps of the process, all under the supervision of an expert technician who guarantees the maximum care put in the milling process – all necessary arrangements to keep intact the organoleptic features of this EVO Oil, and to enhance the high quality of the final product.
AZ. AGRICOLA CostadiSole
Contrada Colle 69
03020 Pastena (FR)
Lazio – Italy
+39 348 3893770
Terroir & Region
Lazio is the region which hosts Italy’s capital city, Rome. Olive culture started in Lazio millenia ago, reaching its maximum prestige during Roman age. Ancient Romans used to to classify olive oils, already praising their numerous health benefits.
Today olive culture is spreading all over the region, especially in the area of its major lakes and hills, and in the southern zone, the so-called Ciociaria.
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Cultivar / Olive Variety
Itrana, Leccino, Pendolino
Itrana, also known as “Oliva di Gaeta”, is a typical olive variety from Lazio. Itrana is a very late ripening olive tree, and its olives are widely used as table olives in brine. Itrana expresses green vegetable scents and a characteristic green tomato tone. The character of the EVOO mainly depends on the location and the soil compositions of the olive grove.
Leccino, together with Frantoio and Moraiolo, is one of the main Italian cultivars and can be mainly found in central and southern Italian regions. The Leccino tree is particularly indicated for mechanical harvesting, as its drupes detach easily from the branches. During veraison the polyphenols content is quite important, thus conferring equilibrated bitterness and pungency notes to Leccino’s EVO oils.
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