Tasting SolOlio means to discover a cultivar and a part of Sicily little known to most people; the EVOO is produced using a very exclusive and delicate Sicilian cultivar mainly grown in the province of Messina, the Verdello. Read more on our review.
Verdello is a native Sicilian variety of olive which can be mainly found in the province of Messina, its production limited to that area. Verdello olive trees are not very resistant to low temperatures and peacock spot diseases; its olives are mainly used for the production of olive oils, with an average yield. At the organoleptic analysis, Verdello olive oils show hints of tomato leaves, thistle, freshly cut grass and green almond, along with less common flavour tones of green apple and aromatic herbs.