Aroldo – Az. Casa Olivo

ProducerAgriturismo Casa Olivo
Crop Year2020/2021
CultivarFrantoio, Moraiolo, Leccino
RegionToscana (Grosseto)
Harvesting MethodMechanical
Extraction MethodContinuous – Cold Extracted
Millingwithin 24h from harvesting
CertificationOrganic
Tasted onJan 2021

Thank you to Az. Casa Olivo for sending us their Aroldo EVOO.

EVOO – Food pairing advice

There are many famous trios in history – an example? The first Roman triumvirate among Julius Caesar, Crassus and Pompey. In the world of extra virgin olive oil, there are also some famous triumvirates, with one being that of Leccino, Frantoio and Moraiolo: three cultivars which when played at home, in the hills of Tuscany, make up for a formidable attack… and that is what we can find in Aroldo EVO oil.
The Maremma is (and has been for decades now) the native land of Aroldo EVO oil, and a truly important part of the history of this beautiful family; and it is from memories and tradition that this olive oil is born, borrowing its name from that of great-grandfather Aroldo.
The final result is an extra virgin olive oil characterized by the typical Tuscan pungency, and a vegetable and spicy bouquet of flavours which goes well on appetizers, vegetables, soup and white meat.

Appearance & Visual Analysis

Visually, Aroldo EVO oil is of a deep mix of lemon yellow and honey shades of colour.

Scents & Olfactory analysis

To the olfactory analysis, Aroldo EVO oil shows a delicate intensity, with vegetable scents standing out among all. We perceive aromas of thistle, chard, wild fennel, spinach and cut grass, followed by notes of aromatic herbs, basil and marjoram in particular. In the end, a light bitter almond note, and black pepper.

Tasting: Aromas & Flavours

Pungency

Bitterness

On the palate, the taste-olfactory consistency of aromas is excellent – indeed, we prevalently perceive vegetable flavours of thistle, chard, lettuce and rocket, as well as a black pepper spiciness; in the taste, we can also find aromas of dried fruit (i.e. bitter almond and pine nut), and a delicate note of aromatic herbs, highlighted by hints of nettle and laurel. The bitter sensation is delicate, while the pungent one grows up in the throat in the aftertaste, prolonging the permanence of the extra virgin olive oil flavours on the palate.

We love it with…

Learn how to pair food and EVOO with our BEA Method.

The elegance of Aroldo EVO oil cannot – and should not – be neither covered nor dominated by dishes of overly strong flavour. Aroldo EVOO can be mainly combined with vegetarian recipes, like appetizers and (pureed) soups; moreover, try it on fresh cheese, and don’t be afraid to use it on fish soup and seafood stew. Perfect on grilled white meat, Aroldo EVOO is also the right final touch on freshly baked focaccia.

Agriturismo Casa Olivo

“The story begins at the end of 1800 when our great great grandfather chose the Maremma to buy land around Campagnatico. The great grandfather Aroldo made the lands grow by increasing the olive trees and opening the mill in the country. In the following years also the grandfather Alberto collaborates in the growth of companies even if in a period when there was no global trade and the difficulties of making the product known from a small town in the wild Maremma were so many The company overcomes difficult moments like the great cold of the 1985 when the temperature arrived -23 Celsius and the 90% of the plants died. It was time to leave again and slowly Giovanni, our father, decided to repulse the pants much loved by the grandparents. The olive is a plant that accompanies the generations and goes beyond them in the memory but needs love, attention and time, at least 10 15 years before going into production and 20 to be adult. We have arrived today: Giovanni, our father and we, Franesco and Gianluca, carry on with passion the project to introduce this magnificent and unique product of our land.”

Agriturismo Casa Olivo
SP delle Conce 35,
Campagnatico 58042 – Grosseto
Toscana – Italia
Agriturismo Casa Olivo website

Terroir & Region

Tuscany

Throughout history, Tuscany’s world-renewed hills have inspired painters, travellers and poets. Today these landscapes are widely cultivated with vineyards and olive groves, which fits so perfectly harmonic in the scene that it seems like they were painted in the scenery. Almost 119 olive varieties can be found in Tuscany.

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Cultivar / Olive Variety

Blend

Frantoio, Leccino, Moraiolo.
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