Vittorio Cassini Classico Extra Virgin Olive Oil 2018

Your Price $36.95
6 $33.25
  • Bottle Size:500 ml.
  • Harvest: 2018
  • Region:Liguria
  • Rating: 95
  • PronunciationVee-TOR-ee-oh cah-SEE-nee CLASS-see-co


This Ligurian olive oil stands out. The Classico from Azienda Agricola Vittorio Cassini is extra special. The oil is light and delicate, unlike the sometimes harsh Tuscan oils. The oil has a delicate fragrance, intense yellow color, and nice taste, with almond overtones. Typical of the Ligurian oils, this oil would be great with fish, fresh vegetables, and salads.

For those who have read Samin Nosrat's Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat, the corresponding Fat episode on Netflix, has customers clamoring for Ligurian olive oils, crafted from Taggiasca olives and we recommend Vittorio Cassini Classico.

The Cassini ancestors planted the original taggiasca olive trees high on the hillside, where the sub-tropical breezes and temperate climate provide ideal conditions for the delicate taggiasca cultivar.

For seven generations, the Cassini family produced olive oil for the family’s own consumption. The brothers Cassini, Vittorio and Enzo, moved to London where they worked with renowned chefs (such as Jamie Oliver). In 1999 Vittorio returned to Liguria to restore the olive orchard.

At the harvest, 60% of the crop is picked at the green stage and the remainder of the crop at the black- purple stage. The olives are pressed at the farm’s frantoio for within 12 hours of harvesting, using the continuous cycle system of extraction. Cassini oil is offered in limited supply, as the entire notable production is just 10,000 bottles per harvest.

This delicate oil lends well to fish and pork (especially grilled) and Zucchini or other vegetable dishes. Of course it is recommended for creating the quintessential pesto, a classic of the region.

Tasting notes: Pale golden green, with notes of fresh almonds, white pepper and artichoke on the nose and a palate full of mild ripe olives and fresh herbs. Clean, sweet, buttery finish.

Very low acidity, 0.15%

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