Olio Novello e’ arrivato!
This highly prized extra-virgin olive oil — Sicily’s finest — has arrived!
True Italian food lovers know, there’s extra-virgin olive oil, and then there’s olio novello. This is the first batch of oil made from 2021’s olive harvest in Sicily. Italians line up to buy bottles the day they are released.
Why all the fuss? The flavor. The olives are picked early, and pressed immediately, which preserves the flavor and aroma of the olive fruit. The oil is then bottled unfiltered, so it’s green and clear. This is truly the most flavorful of all olive oils. Serve it as a dip for bread, pour over salads, or use it to dress meats and fish, soups and grilled vegetables.
Our exclusive Olio Novello is produced in limited quantities and the first to arrive in the U.S. and we expect it to sell out fast.
What is Novello?
Novello, Italian for “new” (and sometimes called Olio Nuovo), is the name given to early harvest extra virgin olive oil that is freshly pressed from green olives and is a celebration of the beginning of the olive harvest season.
What about Novello’s flavor and aromas?
Novello is totally unfiltered with intensely fresh, fruity aromas predominant of green olives, fresh cut grass and herbs. Its flavor is typically robust and spicy with a pleasant, slightly bitter finish.
How can you deliver Novello so fast after harvest?
We partner with some of the world’s best producers to bottle a Novello oil just for you. After the oil has been freshly pressed it immediately leaves Sicily for the U.S. to Rouses to your table.