We looked long and hard for an oil to call our own. We finally chose this one. Zingerman’s Olive Oil is made by Marina Colonna on her ancient estate in the Molise, a little over 100 miles due east of Rome. Made from hand picked Peranzana olives pressed the same day they’re taken from the tree, this extra virgin olive oil is hugely flavorful.
The latest vintage, harvested and pressed in fall 2011, is a vibrant dark yellow with a green tinge. It has a pleasing aroma with notes of fresh cut grass and black pepper. Its lively olive flavor is very fruity this year. It finishes with that great green olive bitterness and a bit of a peppery kick. It’s excellent on just about everything—salads, soups, seafood, steaks, beans or, of course, bruschetta.
If you'd like to try our other Zingerman's label olive oil, grown and pressed in Chile, click here.