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
Rustic and fruity flavors
Harvested in fall 2022, this oil starts with robust green vegetal flavors, like biting into fresh arugula. The finish has a peppery spice, but not quite as strong or lingering as previous harvests.
Our 2023 summer sale catalog lists this oil as coming in a case of 12 bottles. Instead it now comes in a case of 6 bottles—but the discount is still half off. Our apologies for the case count error!