RARO Denocciolato Extra Virgin Olive Oil 2012
A fabulous favorite! Raro d’oliva extra vergine is an extra virgin olive oil, like no other in our store. This is a denocciolato oil, meaning that the olive pits were removed from the olives before pressing. (Most other producers press whole olives). Denocciolato oils are a rare find, and this one from Salerno in Campania is an excellent find. It comes from Madonna Dell’olivo, the estate of Antonio Mennella, near the Pasetum archeological park.
The back label graphic demonstrates the relative intensities of Fruttato (fruity), Floreale (floral), Amaro (sweet), and Piccante (spicy). The Fruttato and Floreale qualities are more dominant than the well balanced Amaro and Piccante. The olive cultivars are Ravece and Rotondella. Organically produced.
We recommend that you enjoy Raro with the foods of Campania – pasta, salted capers, hot peppers, anchovies, seafood, tomatoes, and buffalo mozzarella. Chicken Cacciatore is another idea. And, of course, salads.
Raro's 2013 awards include:
SOL d'Oro, Bronze
The Best Extra Virgin Olive Oil Blended - Intense Fruity, Flos Olei 2013
Raro's prior awards include L’ORCIOLO D’ORO - 1st place, Fruttato Intenso, March 2011
- Gli Extravergini dell'Emozione, Slow Food
For the number crunchers and those seeking hydroxytyrosol, the back label indicates an very high polyphenol level, 435 mg/kg, and a very low acidity level, 0.15%.
- Bottle Size:500 ml
- Harvest: 2012
- Tasting Notes: Fruity with floral notes, elements of sweet and spicy
- Rating: NR