Primo DOP, Frantoi Cutrera Extra Virgin Olive Oil 2020

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  • Bottle Size:750 ml.
  • Certification:DOP Monti Iblei Gulfi, Organic production
  • Harvest: 2020
  • 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)


Gold Award - 2021 NYIOOC World Olive Oil Competition

Gambero Rosso La Stella 2021 for 10 consecutive years of Tre Foglie

Top Gold 2021- Monocultivar Olive Oil by Celletti

Miglior Olio Sicilia DOP Assoluto- Selezione AIRO 2021

L'Oro d'Italia 2021 - Praise of Excellence

Leone D'Oro 2021 - I Migliori DOP/IGP Italian Finalist

Gold Award - 2020 NYIOOC World Olive Oil Competition

Flos Olei 2020 (98/100)

Gambero Rosso 2020 - Best Olive Oil Company

Gambero Rosso 2020 - Star, special prize for Farms having got 3 leaves for 10 years

Gradara 2020, "Orciolo D'Oro" International Contest - 2nd Prize (overall) and 1st prize DOP, IGP Category

Verona 2020, International Olive Oil Award "AIPO", Intense fruity DOP - 2nd Place

"L'Oro d'Italia 2020" National Competition - 1st Place, praise of excellence and 5 drops (highest score) in Category monocultivar intense, section Oil Mills

"L'Oro del Mediterraneo 2020" International Competition - 1st Place and 5 drops in Category Monocultivar

Roma, Bibenda 5 gocce 2020, The best italian olive oils

Best of Show - Medium Intensity, Best of Class & Gold Medal, Los Angeles International Olive Oil Competition, 2020

SOL d'Oro 2020: Special Mention, Single Variety

2020 Selection of the best olive oils in the world Der Feinschmecker - 15th position overall

International Olive Oil Award Zurich - Silver Medal

Oro di Italia - first place - 5 drops and recognition of excellence

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

Bibenda, 5 Gocce (March 2019)

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 and fresh cut grass. 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. Delicious on roasted meats. Perfect on a salad, grilled vegetables and fish.

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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