Primo DOP, Frantoi Cutrera Extra Virgin Olive Oil 2018

Your Price $38.95
6 $35.05
  • Bottle Size:750 ml.
  • Certification:DOP Monti Iblei Gulfi, Organic production
  • Harvest: 2018
  • Region:Sicily
  • Rating: 100
  • UPC8030853001017


Los Angeles 2019 Gold Medal

Frantoi Cutrera's Sebastiano Salafia was interviewed for the New York Times, October 24, 2017: How Climate Change is Playing Havoc with Olive Oil (and Farmers)

Flos Olei 2020 (98/100)

Gold Medal, Medium Fruity, Sol d'Oro February 2019

Bibenda, 5 Gocce (March 2019)

Best of Class & Gold Medal, Los Angeles International Olive Oil Competition, February 2019

Flos Olei 2019 (97/100)

Flos Olei 2018 (96/100)

Flos Olei 2018 (96/100)

Flos Olei 2017 (96/100)
Flos Olei 2016 (96/100) 

New York International Olive Oil Competition, Gold Medal, 2018
New York International Olive Oil Competition, Silver Medal, 2017
New York International Olive Oil Competition, Silver Medal, 2016

Los Angeles Olive Oil Competition, Gold Medal 2017

Los Angeles Olive Oil Competition, Robust, Silver Medal,  2016

Sol D'Oro Northern Hemisphere International Competition 2016:

-Special Mentions: Intensely Fruity Olive Oil Category

Finalist - Intensely Fruity Category, Olio Capitale, 2015, Trieste
SOL d'Oro 2015, Fruttato Intenso, Special Mention
Gold Medal, New York International Olive Oil Competition 2015
Silver Medal, Los Angeles, 2015
Slow Food, Grandi Oli, 2015

Ercole Olivario 2015

Frantoi Cutrera’s Primo is a wonderful addition to our selection. Produced in the area of Chiaramonte Gulfi, north of Ragusa in southern Sicily, Primo has won a number of awards over the years.

In a 750 ml bottle, Primo is unfiltered and a monocultivar of the local Tonda Iblea olives. The olives are cold pressed at the family’s mill within six hours of being picked. The olives for Primo are organically farmed.

It is green with golden reflections and Intensely Fruity. The notes are elegant and spicy with elements of green tomato. Perhaps you will notice the clear notes of balsamic herbs and sweet almond, the latter certainly from the single variety Tonda Iblea olives. The result is a nice harmony of sweet, bitter, and spicy elements. Perfect on a salad or grilled vegetables.

For a comparison, consider Villa Zottopera, also a highly regarded Tonda Iblea oil from the same region.

Another credential? This is a favorite of Mario Batali, it is served at both Esca and Babbo. Esca presents a seafood centered menu, while Babbo serves the best an Italian might prepare in the Mid-Atlantic/Hudson Valley region. Cited as a favorite on p. 141 of Mario Batali's Molto Gusto.

You can read more about Primo in this blog post, Buyer's Guide, Anatomy of a Great Label.

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