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La Spineta Olive Oil

La Spineta Olive Oil

Bold, beautiful and unknown. A great value from Puglia.

Pugliese oils get little credit on the international oil scene. The region's reputation is that of a producer of affordable bulk oils. But hidden in the shadows of the huge industrial producers are artisans like the Pellegrino family. I visited their farm a couple of years ago, and I keep coming back to their full-flavored extra virgin olive oil again and again. There's a nose tingling grassiness that adds a depth of flavor to food. It's especially good in spicy pasta dishes or any place you want a really robust olive flavor.

Extra virgin olive oil
Coratina olives
Rustic and fruity flavors
The most recent harvest from 2021 is like biting into fresh spinach or arugula - green, bitter, and spicy. The robust vegetal flavors are strong from the start, and then the sharp black pepper spiciness builds to a long, lingering finish.

La Spineta Olive Oil

O-SPI 500 ml
Current Price $35
Ships for flat rate

More to learn

Every couple years it seems a big news story breaks about the dangers of adulterated extra virgin olive oil. The oils in these stories invariably from producers who are blending olives from many sources. They’re mixing less expensive oils in, ones that are possibly not from the region they say they are, possibly not extra […]

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