Thank you to Az. Torrerivera for sending us their Monocultivar Peranzana EVOO.
|Tasted on||Feb 2022|
EVOO – Food pairing advice: Torrerivera
Torrerivera is a small reality of the Apulian Murgia: here typical cultivars of the area are grown, by organic methods, such as Peranzana or Coratina. Torrerivera creates monocultivar EVO oils that we recommend you to try. In our article we describe the monocultivar Peranzana by Torrerivera, an EVO oil which expresses with elegance and balance all those vegetable scents typical of the cultivar, enriching with some particular fruity scents.
Appearance & Visual Analysis
Torrerivera EVO oil shows a vivid lemon yellow color.
Scents & Olfactory analysis
At the olfactory level, Torrerivera EVO oil has a medium-light intensity, with a predominance of vegetable scents. Among all we recognize olive leaf, cut grass, green olive, lettuce, thistle, a light artichoke and green tomato. There is also a delicate mix of Mediterranean herbs, almond, pine nuts and a gentle scent of jujube.
Tasting: Aromas & Flavours
On the gustatory analysis, Torrerivera’s Peranzana EVOO is balanced in its bitter and pungent notes. Among the identifiable aromas we find artichoke, rocket, chicory, black pepper, almond, bay leaf and thyme. A delicate citrus scent of bergamot is also recognized.
We love it with…
Learn how to pair EVOO and food on our easy guide: Olive Oil Pairings.
Torrerivera EVO oil, thanks to its vegetable component and its balance, is excellent to pair with preparations based on eggs, vegetables, pasta and pizza.
“Torrerivera farm is located in Andria, in the heart of the Murgia (Puglia), a few kilometers from Castel del Monte. Founded in 1933 by the family’s great-grandfather, today the company, now in its fourth generation, has been able to combine tradition and innovation. “
Contrada Rivera, 76123
Puglia – Italy
Terroir & Region
Puglia, or Apulia, is one of the Southern regions of Italy. This area is the heart of Italian olive oil production, and when you try EVO oil from Apulia it’s almost as if you could taste the product of the region’s wellness, and when this extraordinary setting meets the enormous skills of the producers and millers of Apulia, you are sure to try one of the best expressions of Extra virgin olive oil.
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Cultivar / Olive variety
Peranzana is a typical Apulian cultivar mainly grown in the Foggia province, in the areas of Torremaggiore, San Severo, San Paolo Civitate and Serracapriola in particular (i.e. Danuia and the upper Tavoliere delle Puglie). The oil yield is medium and Peranzana-based EVO oils have balanced bitterness and pungency, and typical hints of flavour of almond, artichoke and tomato.