Olio Novello


First, what is olio novello (alternatively, olio nuovo)? It means early harvest olive oil. The first olives of the season are harvested and immediately pressed. Olio novello is unfiltered and is the freshest olive juice available for consumption. It delivers extraordinary flavor and aroma. It has a lush, pulp-like consistency. Olio novello is processed mere days or weeks before being released for sale similar to the way in which Beaujolais Nouveau, the popular French wine, is celebrated.


In recent years, the harvest begins in Sicily in late September. As the weather turns, the harvest activity progresses northward and may finally conclude in December or even early January. The convention in Italy, and throughout Europe, is to name the harvest, or Raccolto, for the year the harvest begins. The next/most recent harvest, with the freshest olive oil is the 2022 harvest.


Olio novello often commands premium pricing due to its very limited supply and insatiable demand. It is simply the best of the best and olive oil lovers are quick to purchase the freshest bottles of extra virgin olive oil as soon as olio2go announces the arrival of the year’s olio novello.


olio2go is the exclusive distributor for more than 70 producers from all twenty regions of Italy, who take great care with their small batch productions and most produce a limited supply of authentic extra virgin olive oil. We are in constant contact with our producers in Italy during the early harvest season so that we can promptly provide the very best olive oils to our customers in the United States and Canada. #knowtheproducer


In most years the first of the new harvest extra virgin olive oils arrives just after Thanksgiving -- and we commence shipping immediately to you! For the 2022 harvest, we anticipated some delays due to harvest conditions and the continuing challenges of the worldwide supply chain. As soon as our goods are loaded in Italy, we are announcing the incoming selections (and expected shipping dates). Some will be pre-orders. 

We will confirm additional shipments as soon as possible:

Frantoio Cutrera Frescolio - Expected to Arrive by Early December

Spedalotto Tonda Iblea Novello - Now Shipping (9 November 2022)


Olio Librandi Appena Franto - Expected to Arrive Mid December

Fonte di Foiano Nuovo Raccolto - Expected to Arrive Mid December

Tamia Novello - Expected to Arrive Mid December

Mimi Novello - Expected to Arrive Mid December

Case d'Alto Coevo Grand Cru Novello - Expected to Arrive Mid December

Francesco Pepe Erede Marinese Novello - Expected to Arrive Mid December