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Crudo Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Crudo

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2018 Harvest Puglian Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Tasting notes

This estate-bottled olive oil from Puglia is big and bold with notes of artichoke hearts and fresh olives. Masterfully milled, Crudo extra virgin olive oil has a pleasing bitterness and a rounded peppery finish. A robust oil.

How to use

Crudo, meaning "raw" in Italian, speaks to how we love to use this olive oil. Crudo olive oil is our go-to finishing oil, from fish and seafood to a simple bowl of steamed greens. Use it to make Orecchiette alla Pugliese, a classic pasta dish of Puglia with Italian sausage, broccoli rabe and plenty of extra virgin olive oil. 

For an easy yet satisfying supper, rub slices of grilled bread with garlic and top with warmed white beans. Finish with a hearty pour of Crudo and a sprinkling of crunchy sea salt like fleur de sel. Serve alongside a simple bowl of bitter greens dressed with more Crudo EVOO and a splash of red wine vinegar. 

About the Producer

Puglia is the breadbasket of Italy; their fields of wheat and vegetables feed the wealthier parts of Italy and the world. However their traditional foods were born from poverty, which makes their regional cuisine particularly comforting. The people are hard-working farmers who don't go to restaurants, but cook at home with the crops they've grown. Their expertise in the kitchen comes from the generations who preceded them, which is a story you'll hear over and over in Puglia.

The story is the same with the Schiralli family - their farm just outside of Bari was started in the 1920's growing tomatoes, almonds, fennel, grapes and one of Puglia's signature olives, Ogliarola. The family now has 8,000 olive trees on 20 acres of gorgeous land in the foothills.

Their oil is named Crudo, in a nod to their traditional method of production that ensures a completely unadulterated finished product. The olives are grown, harvested and pressed on their farm using a process that minimizes oxidation and helps to produce a pure oil rich in polyphenols.

Awards

  • New York International Olive Oil Competition 2013: Gold Medal
  • The Best 200 Olive Oils: Der Feinschmecker Olive Oil Award 2013
  • 2018 Los Angeles International Extra Virgin Olive Oil Competition, Robust Category: Gold Medal
  • 2018 New York International Olive Oil Competition: Gold 
  • 2019 New York International Olive Oil Competition: Gold 

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More Info

Producer
Crudo
Country
Italy
Region
Puglia
Size
500 milliliters
Harvest Date
Fall 2018
Olive Varietal
100% Ogliarola