Lametia DOP 100% Carolea Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil (16.9 fl oz)
This wonderful DOP Calabrian olive oil is made from 100% Carolea olives on a closed-circle estate in the DOP region of the Lamezia Terme Valley. From 148 acres of groves, olives are processed within three hours of harvesting. Organic farming methods have created a sustainable operation where all of the energy is produced on site.
An early harvest, mono-cultivar oil, it is deep yellow-green, with aromas of fresh herbs, apple, and tomato. The flavor is well balanced with some bitterness and spiciness and a finish with hints of almond.
Use in salads, tomato sauces, over grilled fish or drizzled atop fresh mozzarella along with a bit of sea salt. It is now part of the Slow Food Presidium, which promotes and protects traditional food production and biodiversity.