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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 2020 harvest has robust green, grassy, and bitter flavors. There is a sharp black pepper spiciness that builds to a long, lingering finish.

La Spineta Olive Oil

O-SPI 500 ml
$30 On Special $20
Ships for flat rate

La Spineta Olive Oil - case of 12

O-SPI-12 Case of twelve 500 ml bottles
$360 On Special $180
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