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Intosso Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Rustichella d'Abruzzo

Rustichella d'Abruzzo

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2021 Harvest Single-Varietal Olive Oil from Abruzzo, Italy

Tasting notes

This robust olive oil—made from the monocultivar Intosso, an olive varietal prized for its large fruit and small pit—is bold and fruity with notes of raw artichoke, fennel and almonds, and a lively peppery finish. A medium-intensity oil. 

How to use

This full-bodied extra virgin olive oil pairs well with equally big, bold flavors—drizzle over a bowl of earthy braised lentils, use to dress flame-kissed steak or toss with roughly chopped grilled eggplant and peppers and spoon over crostini. Or make a quick pasta sauce for PrimoGrano Pasta from Rustichella d'Abruzzo with crushed Tomatoes, a couple generous glugs of Intosso olive oil and a handful of torn basil. 

About the producer

In 1924, Gaetano Sergiacomo started making rustic pasta using the whole wheat flour produced at his family’s stone mill in the small town of Penne in Abruzzo. In 1981, his daughter, Nicolina Peduzzi, decided to revive the pastificio, (pasta factory) naming the new product line Rustichella d’Abruzzo. Soon after, Nicolina’s adult children Gianluigi and Stefania joined the family business, and within a few years, the small pastificio had grown into one of the most extensive artisanal pasta lines in Italy. Today, Rustichella d’Abruzzo offers a diverse selection of pasta, pasta sauce, extra virgin olive oil, holiday goods and more.

Awards

  • 2022 Los Angeles International Competition, Medium Category: Silver Medal
  • 2020 New York International Extra Virgin Olive Oil Competition, Medium Category: Gold Medal
  • 2020 Los Angeles International Extra Virgin Olive Oil Competition, Medium Category: Bronze Medal
  • 2019 New York International Olive Oil Competition: Gold Medal

More Info

Producer
Rustichella d'Abruzzo
Country
Italy
Region
Pianella, Abruzzo
Size
500 milliliters (16.9 ounces)
Harvest Date
Fall 2021
Olive Varietal
100% Intosso

Customer Reviews

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Celia Mayo
Can’t live without!

Light, flavorful, nutty, delicious!

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Kyungwon Shin
Intosso

I am a big fan of this oil. Its aroma and flavor pair so well with any food. But there is just one thing that I am not satisfied with: its cap! The cap twists, but does not open(I think some part inside the cap is connected and did not break clean with the first twist.)
Actually, this happened twice. The first time I had the same problem was when I was in Korea. And this time is the second one. But I need to make this clear: I ordered this oil from Market Hall Foods several time, but this did not happened with my previous orders. So… I should probably conclude that it is the problem with the cap manufacturer. Well, what I did with the first one was to order another. The one with the defective cap just sit still in my condiment cabinet on the other side of the world. I tried with my scissors and can opener, but nothing worked with the cap. So I’ll probably just order another. Yup! I like this oil that much.