Extra-virgin olive oil Marfuga L’affiorante is the first olive oil of the season at the Marfuga estate. Freshly picked in October, the oil is produced by Francesco Gradassi from slightly pre-mature, hand-picked monocultivar, 100% Moraiolo olives.
This fruity and fragrant olive oil is a delicacy on the table of even the most demanding and refined customer. This green, unfiltered oil is intensely fruity and elegantly scented of leaves and grass. The taste is round, smooth and full-bodied, expressing a gentle reminder of fresh grass and olives, with a bitter and slightly spicy after-taste. Noted to have well-balanced fruity, bitter, and spicy elements.
The unmistakable olive taste--and sharp, bitter after-taste--comes from the naturally rich chemical qualities that modern medicine claims fundamental in the fight against the signs of aging. Marfuga is in the highest antioxidant/polyphenol classification by Unaprol.
The unfiltered bottling process preserves the precious olive particles, leaving an intense, full-bodied olive oil. Very limited production of ~2000 Liters per year.
Notes from Bibenda 2016: Lemon yellow, intense and clear. Perceptions of cut grass, unripe banana, lettuce, sage, and rosemary, together with a trace of citrus and sweeter sensations of walnut and fresh almonds. Complete and velvety taste…strong character in its hint of bitterness. At the end, deep spicy note such as chilli pepper, which is for a long time, persistent.
For those seeking the benefits of hydroxytyrosol, Marfuga contains a high level of antioxidants and high polyphenols and meets the criteria for a Super Premium Olive Oil. Very low acidity (0.18%).
Polyphenols: 523 mg/kg
Flos Olei 2017 (95/100)
Flos Olei 2016 (95/100)
Bibenda 2016: 5 Drops
Slow Food 2015, Grande Oli
Ercole Olivario 2015
Flos Olei 2014.
BIOL, Gold, 2014
Combines well with savory dishes, and is particularly tasty with legumes, soups, roasted food, grilled meat, and high quality white fish. Other ideas include farro, lightly prepared beans, tomato salads, risotto with artichokes, and on fresh mozzarella.
Each 500 ml. bottle is numbered and gift boxed. This year's bottle has an internal pouring spout.