2023 Harvest Single-Varietal Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Argentina
Brought to the Americas 500 years ago, Arauco is the iconic cultivar of Argentina and thrives in Mendoza's unique climate. This current harvest extra virgin olive oil is made entirely from Arauco olives and delivers bold aromas of tomato and freshly cut grass. A pronounced fruitiness on the palate is balanced with spicy and bitter notes reminiscent of arugula and tomato leaf. A medium-intensity oil.
How to Use
Arauco is a great match for rich and vibrant flavors. Drizzle over grilled steak and vegetables, swirl over spice-laden stews or use it as the base for sauces, like salsa criolla, araw tomato and bell pepper salsa.
The Zuccardi Family Varietal Olive Oil Project began in 2004. A prestigious family of Argentine winemakers, the Zuccardis were looking to develop and showcase the quality of extra virgin olive oil from their hometown, Mendoza. A high-altitude desert in the foothills of the Andes, Mendoza is home to a range of environmental conditions that allow olive orchards to flourish. It's in this unique landscape that the Zuccardi family employs sustainable farming techniques while selecting the cultivars best-suited to the region.