Prasinum – Tenuta il Principato

ProducerTenuta il Principato
Crop Year2020/2021
CultivarBlend – Leccino, Maurino, Frantoio
Harvesting MethodMechanical
Extraction MethodContinuous, two phases – Cold Extraction
Tasted onJune 2021

Thank you to Tenuta il Principato for sending us their Prasinum EVOO.

EVOO – Food pairing advice: Prasinum

“Prasinum ” comes from Latin and means green. A perfect name for this EVO oil that links its aromas to this color, as they are rich in variegated vegetable nuances of field herbs, vegetables and aromatic herbs. With this EVO oil Tenuta Il Principato, in the heart of the Lazio Maremma, offers us a delicate but well-characterized product. It can be easily paired with sauces, fish, fresh cheeses and salads. Prasinum is a beautiful expression of the Leccino, Frantoio and Maurino EVOO blend in the Canino PDO territory.

Also read Purpureum EVOO by Tenuta il Principato.

Appearance & Visual Analysis

Prasinum EVO oil has a bright and brilliant lemon yellow color.

Scents & Olfactory analysis

Prasinum EVO oil is delicate to the gustatory analysis and has varied vegetable aromas: fresh grass, green pepper, asparagus, artichoke, thistle, chicory, bitter almond and green tomato. The fragrances reach up to a spiciness of green pepper, rosemary, bay leaf, sage and a slight hint of white flowers.

Tasting: Aromas & Flavours



On the palate, Prasinum EVO oil is delicate. Its aromas are consistent with its scents. The prevailing family is that of vegetables: thistle, chard, lettuce, olives, chicory and bitter almond. The bitter and pungent sensations are delicate and slightly intense.

We love it with…

Thanks to its delicacy, Prasinum EVO oil pairs with delicate flavor recipes, such as sauces, (for example guacamole, mayonnaise or creamed cod, you can read our recipes), and various fish preparations (such as trout, sea bream, squid) . Also excellent with fresh cheeses, salads, cold pasta and white meats.

Tenuta il Principato

Immersed in the heart of the Lazio Maremma, Tenuta Il Principato extends for about 10 hectares where centuries-old olive groves, deriving from the splitting of the Prince Torlonia estates, alternate with more recent plants.
With a total of about 1200 olive trees of the Caninese, Frantoio and Leccino varieties, the company uses a production technique prone to technological development while respecting the environment and quality.
Tenuta il Principato is located in Canino, a city that today, with its approximately 700 hectares of olive groves, is known as the City of Oil for its production of extra virgin olive oil, an oil of absolute quality certified by the DOP mark. In fact, olive growing has been one of the most important activities for this area since ancient times and has profoundly characterized it.

Tenuta Il Principato
Strada Provinciale Riminino
01011 Canino (VT)
Lazio – Italy
+39 388 4237608
+39 329 5817730
Tenuta Il Principato website

Terroir & Region


Lazio is the region which hosts Italy’s capital city, Rome. Olive culture started in Lazio millenia ago, reaching its maximum prestige during Roman age. Today olive culture is spreading all over the region, especially in the Lazio area of its major lakes and hills, and in the southern zone, the so-called Ciociaria. The most widespread and autochthonous varieties are: Itrana (best known as “Oliva di Gaeta”), Caninese, Carboncella, Frantoio, Leccino and Moraiolo.
Read more about Italian regions.

Cultivar / Olive variety


Leccino, Maurino, Frantoio. Discover more about cultivars.