Le Selezioni Coratina – Le Tre Colonne

ProducerAz. Agr. “Le Tre Colonne”
Crop Year2019 – 2020
CultivarCoratina 100%
RegionPuglia – Southern Italy
Harvesting methodMechanical and hand picking
Extraction MethodContinuous two-phase system

The oil is marvellously lime in colour, with balanced yellow and green highlights. In the olfactory and gustatory analysis, “Le Selezioni Coratina” perfectly expresses the elegance and the strong impact of its cultivar: harmonic strikes of almond and grass flavours blow up in the mouth in all their importance. The strong presence of polyphenols is recognizable in the enjoyable prominent bitterness and pungency of this EVO Oil, a pair which represents the perfect combination to your bruschetta, legume soup, or even juicy Florentine-like steaks.

Appearance & Visual Analysis

The oil appears of a lime green colour, with a balance of brilliant green and yellow highlights.

Scents & Olfactory analysis

Intense

The oil has likeable and intense notes of fragrant olive fruit, and a richness of elegant perfumes of vegetables like almond, sweet green pepper, freshly cut grass, and thistle. Light yet spicy tones of white pepper are also notable, especially in the aftertaste.

Tasting: Aromas & Flavours

Pungency

Bitterness

Medium/high pungency and a strong bitter taste are trademarks of “Le Selezioni Coratina”, with the aroma of vegetables such as artichoke, herbs and bitter almonds becoming more and more persistent into the mouth during the tasting and after.

We love it with

Thanks to its characteristics, this EVO Oil represents the perfect match to food preparations with a strong taste such as roast beef or grilled meat, tomato bruschetta, legume soup, roasted mushrooms, or pasta with fresh red tuna.

Added after cooking, “a crudo”, the coratina supply important and pleasant bitter notes to every dish.

We have tried Le Selezioni Coratina with sliced steak and it was amazing!

Azienda Agricola “Le Tre Colonne”

The extra virgin olive oil manufactory LE TRE COLONNE is established in the town of Giovinazzo, near Bari. The 25 hectares owned by the company are equipped with an irrigation system which provides the correct water amounts to the 7000 cultivated olive trees (almost all centenarians!) of the plantation. Coratina, Ogliarola, Picholine and other Puglia’s small cultivars are the protagonists of the EVO Oil scene of the region.  

TRADITION, TASTE & AUTHENTICITY are the three key pillars of the manufacturer work philosophy. Their experience and capacities allowed them to win a wide range of awards with their 100% Coratina Oil, an extraordinary result in a world market which mainly favours sweet olive oils.

Operating office: Cda Caldarola o Trinità s.n.
S.P. 107 Giovinazzo – Terlizzi Km 0,200
70054 Giovinazzo (Bari) – Italy
www.letrecolonne.com
email: info@letrecolonne.com
Tel. 080.8594360
Cell. +39 393/89.03.760 | + 39 347/52.20.457

Terroir & Region

Puglia

Apulia (Puglia) is one of the Southern regions of Italy. The climate is Mediterranean: hot and sunny summers, with mild rainy winters. This area is the heart of Italian olive oil production, and when you try EVO oil from Puglia it’s almost as if you could taste the product of the region’s wellness, the intensity of its sun, the strength of its wind, the sweet saltiness of the Adriatic sea – this is the richness of that territory. And when this extraordinary setting meets the enormous skills of the producers and millers of Puglia, you are sure to try one of the best expressions of Extra virgin olive oil.

Cultivar / Olive Variety

Coratina

Coratina is an olive cultivar typical of Puglia. It’s one of the cultivars with the highest concentration of polyphenols, organic molecules with natural antioxidant characteristics, which confers the oil its strong bitter and pungent notes.