Olio Novello

Introduction

First, what is olio novello (alternatively, olio nuovo)? It means early harvest olive oil. The first olives of the season are harvested and immediately pressed. Olio novello is unfiltered and is the freshest olive juice available for consumption. It delivers extraordinary flavor and aroma. It has a lush, pulp-like consistency. Olio novello is processed mere days or weeks before being released for sale similar to the way in which Beaujolais Nouveau, the popular French wine, is celebrated.

In recent years, the harvest begins in Sicily in late September. As the weather turns, the harvest activity progresses northward and may finally conclude in December or even early January. The convention in Italy, and throughout Europe, is to name the harvest, or Raccolto, for the year the harvest begins. The most recent harvest, with the freshest olive oil is the 2021 harvest.

PRICING

Olio novello often commands premium pricing due to its very limited supply and insatiable demand. It is simply the best of the best and olive oil lovers are quick to purchase the freshest bottles of extra virgin olive oil as soon as olio2go announces the arrival of the year’s olio novello.

PRODUCERS

olio2go is the exclusive distributor for more than 70 producers from all twenty regions of Italy, who take great care with their small batch productions and most produce a limited supply of authentic extra virgin olive oil. We are in constant contact with our producers in Italy during the early harvest season so that we can promptly provide the very best olive oils to our customers in the United States and Canada. #knowtheproducer

HARVEST 2021

In most years the first of the new harvest extra virgin olive oils arrives just after Thanksgiving -- and we commence shipping immediately to you! For the 2021 harvest, we anticipated some delays due to harvest conditions and the continuing challenges of the worldwide supply chain. As soon as our goods are loaded in Italy, we are announcing the incoming selections (and expected shipping dates). Some will be pre-orders. 

We will confirm additional shipments as soon as possible:

Frantoio Cutrera Frescolio - Available Now

Olio Librandi Appena Franto - Sold Out

Fonte di Foiano Nuovo Raccolto - Sold Out

Tamia Novello - Available Now

Planeta IGP Sicilia - Available Now

Francesco Pepe Erede - Sold Out

Mimi Novello - Sold Out

Frescobaldi Laudemio - Available Now

Capezzana - New shipment expected week of January 24th.

Titone - Available Now.

Gianfranco Becchina Olio Verde - delivery date pending; expected first week of February.

Quattrociocchi #1 Novello - delivery date pending

Marfuga Novello - delivery date pending

Poderi Borselli Novellino - delivery date pending

 



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