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Flos Olei Tuscan Duo Gift Set 2017

SKU OLI-056
Flos Olei Tuscan Duo Gift Set 2017

Flos Olei Tuscan Duo Gift Set 2017

SKU OLI-056
Your Price $116.85
  • Bottle Size:2 x 500 ml
  • Harvest: 2017
  • Region:Tuscany
  • Tasting Notes: a great way to expand your olive oil knowledge with notable olive oils
  • Rating: 100
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Celebrate great olive oils -- gift boxed -- with Marco Oreggia's Flos Olei Guide and three top-rated (99/100) selections noted in the guide. 

Best Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Intensely Fruity: Fonte di Foiano Grand Cru

Best Extra Virgin Olive Oil Extraction System: Fattoria Ramerino

Fonte di Foiano Grand Cru, the top of the line from Fonte di Foiano

Flos Olei 2018 - Best Extra Virgin Blended - Intensely Fruity 

Flos Olei 2018 (99/100)

Flos Olei 2017 The Farm of the Year 

Flos Olei 2017 (97/100)

New York Olive Oil Competition, Gold, Best in Class 2017

Il Magnifico Gold Award 2017 - high polyphenols

From the area of Castagneto Carducci – in Bolgheri, Tuscany, Fonte di Foiano's blend is composed of Frantoio, Moriaolo, and Leccino olives, harvested in November. Polyphenols: 1096 mg/kg.

After filtering, the exquisite oil is clear. The Grand Cru Selection is produced with the best varieties of the olive-grove, hand picked in very early harvest. Intensely herbaceous and fruity, with notes of green tomato and artichoke. Intensely hot and bitter. Best for raw use--as a finishing oil. 

1078 mg/kg is the highest polyphenol level we've seen!

Fattoria Ramerino Guadagnolo Primus Organic, a notable favorite

Featured in The New York Times (May 22, 2015) Italy’s Treasured Olive Oil, at the Source.

We were in the right place at the right time when we met Filippo Alampi from Fattoria Ramerino at Olio Capitale in Trieste in March 2013.

We were struck by the superior quality of this extra virgin olive oil from his estate outside of Firenze. Primus is pressed from the earliest olives while Dulcis is pressed from olives that ripen a short time later. Primus is full of intensity, while Dulcis is slightly softer.

The aroma is of fresh olives and green grass. Primus brings forth an intensely spicy and bitter combination. With the fruity green olive taste, you may note hints of grass and artichoke. The blend is unique in our collection: Moraiolo (60%), Frantoio (20%), Leccino (10%), and altri or other (10%).

We have learned that Guadagnòlo is the name for a terra cotta jar used by millers ages ago to recover oil from the tools of the pressing, a lovely ancient find evidencing the value of oil then and now.

We recommend this with the local foods of Tuscany: ribollita, bean soups, grilled meats, and cooked vegetables. In each case, finishing with Primus will elevate your recipe.

The farm has been granted EU organic grower certification.

If you read the Washington Post article, Where to Buy Top Quality Extra Virgin Olive Oil (15 February 2017), we recommend this selection.

An outstanding award winner:

- Flos Olei 2018 (99/100)

- Flos Olei 2017 (97/100)

- New York International Olive Oil Competition 2017, Gold Medal

Tuscan oils, such as these are perfect when drizzled on a good steak, carpaccio, simple beans, tomato based soups, and wherever a good bit of peppery flavor enhances the selected foods.

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