Casino di Caprafico Olio Extra Vergine di Oliva 2021

Your Price $57.95
6 $52.15 each
  • Bottle Size:750 ml.
  • Harvest: 2021
  • Region:Abruzzo
  • Rating: 95


New to us from a small producer in the Chieti area of Abruzzo, Casino di Caprafico  -- just a few kilometers from Tommaso Masciantonio. (We've known Tommaso a good deal longer).

This very nice new selection is in a generous 750 ml bottle -- and it is gift boxed. The olive cultivars are Gentile di Chieti, Leccino, and Intosso.

So many meals will be delightful with this, especially those which incorporate roasted bell peppers, tomatoes, potatoes, and onions. Its the perfect pairing for beans and bean-based soups. Other ideas include roasted lamb, pasta with broccoli and sausage, and marinated mussels.  

Mediterranean olive culture has one of its most important Italian expressions here in Abruzzo, where entire landscapes have been carved out over the centuries between Adriatic Sea and Appenine Mountains.

The cuisine of Abruzzo... Villa Santa Maria is celebrated as a home to the greatest cooks in Italy. History has it that nobles came here to escape the hot summers of the south. Each year there is a two-day festival in October, with a culinary competition. For centuries the Abruzzese shepherds drove flocks of sheep through Abruzzi and Apulia. The cuisine features lamb such as braised lamb shanks and pasta with lamb sauce. You'll also discover pasta with arugula (rocket) and tomato sauce -- and divine preparations of squash blossoms.

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