Ortice Riserva is an intense EVOO characterized by a clear presence of green vegetable notes. Read more on our review.
Ortice is an olive cultivar particularly widespread in the Benevento area, in Campania; it is also known as Coglioni di Gallo, Iessana, Olivastro, Olivo in Pizzo di Passero, Olivona, Olivone and Olivo San Giorgio. The Ortice olive has an average resistance to low temperatures but is sensitive to flies, manges and peacock eye disease. The Ortice variety is characterized by late ripening and a medium olive oil yield; its olives can also be consumed as table olives, but today they are mainly used for the production of EVO oils which characteristically have distinctive vegetable flavours of grass, almond, tomato leaf and olive leaf in them, as well as other various aromatic scents.