Sole Sabino DOP Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2017 Harvest Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Lazio
Aroma: Fresh, bright aromas of budding grass and green almond.
Flavor: This year's Sole Sabino DOP olive oil is vibrant and green in flavor with notes of fresh artichoke, peppery greens and green banana, and a pleasant bitterness with a hearty kick of black pepper in the finish. A medium to robust oil.
Uses: This beautifully-balanced oil is meant for finishing. Use to adorn sautéed or steamed greens, roasted vegetables or pour over a creamy white bean purée. The bold peppery notes of the olive oil stand up to equally bold flavors—try drizzling over grilled lamb skewers, earthy Mountains lentils and wood fire-roasted artichokes.
About the Producer
The hills of Sabina, north of Rome, have been planted with olive trees since Roman times. It is here that Anna Maria Billi and her daughters are keeping regional tradition alive with award-winning olive oils made from the fruit of their own orchard. In the Sabine Hills, cool Apennine mountain breezes ensure even ripening of Anna Maria’s olives, and when the fruit is blushing between green and purple, it is harvested entirely by hand. Afterwards, crushing at a nearby frantoio (olive mill) transforms the olives into unfiltered oil that is truly reflective of place. The area of Sabina today carries Denominazione di Origine Protetta (DOP) status, ensuring that regional olive oils meet strict standards of quality and excellence.
- 2018 New York International Olive Oil Competition: Silver
- Anna Maria Billi
- 500 ml
- Harvest Date
- Fall 2017
- Olive Varietal
- Frantoio, Leccino, Pendolino, unfiltered