Primo DOP, Frantoi Cutrera Extra Virgin Olive Oil 2021

SKU CUT-21-002
Your Price $39.95
6 $35.95 each
  • Bottle Size:750 ml.
  • Certification:DOP Monti Iblei Gulfi, Organic production
  • Harvest: 2021
  • 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)

Gambero Rosso La Stella 2022 for 10 consecutive years of Tre Foglie

Gambero Rosso Tre Foglie 2022

L'Orciolo d'Oro/Lodo 2022 - Best DOP (99.87/100)

Best of the World 2022 - Monocultivar Olive Oil by Celletti (10/10)

Dynasty of the Year 2022 - Monocultivar Olive Oil by Celletti

Flos Olei 2022 - Best Extra Virgin DOP Medium Fruity

Flos Olei 2022 (98/100)

5 Gocce (5 Drop) Bibenda 2022!

Gambero Rosso Tre Foglie 2022

Gold Medal 2022 - Medium Intensity, Los Angeles International Olive Oil Competition

Gold Award - 2021 NYIOOC World Olive Oil Competition

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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