Galantino L’Affiorato Extra Virgin Olive Oil Review

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L'Affiorato Review

Aromatic and filled with notes of ripe fruit, the L’Affiorato from Frantoio Galantino is a blend of Coratina and Ogliarola olives, hand harvested from their estate grove. Ripe green apple, cooked artichoke, ripe olives with hints of fresh thyme and savoury. This oil is delicate and harmonious and lingers beautifully on the palate.

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Oil type : Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Certified organic olive oils use organically grown olives and meet organic production standards for their region. Extra virgin olive oil is the highest quality olive oil. By definition it must have some fruity flavor, zero defects, free fatty acid level below 0.8%, and be derived by cold extraction below 27°C ~ 80°F.

Cultivars : Coratina, Ogliarola

There are hundreds of olive tree varieties, each with its own distinct taste and aromas.

Intensity : Mild

Intensity correlates to the amount of bitterness and/or pungency experienced when consuming an extra virgin olive oil. An olive oil with little bitterness that creates little to no sensation in the back of the throat is considered mild. A very bitter olive oil that causes a slight burning or spicy sensation in the mouth and throat is robust. We rate intensity between 5 values: Mild, Medium, Medium Robust, Robust and Extreme.

Harvest Date : Fall 2018

As a fresh food product, properly stored olive oil should be consumed within 2 years from the time of harvest for best flavor. Harvest runs from October through January in Northern Hemisphere regions, and from April through July in Southern Hemisphere regions.


I love this fruity olive oil from one of my favourite family olive groves in Apulia, Italy the Galantino Family. The L’Affiorato from Frantoio Galantino is created using neither traditional nor modern milling methods.

Made in an ancient process of allowing the olive oil to rise from the pulp after the olives are crushed. This oil isn’t extracted in the modern or traditional sense. Frantoio Galantino L’Affiorato is 2% to 3% of a typical 18% to 22% yield. They skim the oil off the pulp before the remaining oil is extracted. This process creates a very delicate and aromatic olive oil, one that is stable and full of ripe fruit notes. Truly it offers the best of both worlds a mild creaminess from the stone crushing process without adding the many defects that come with traditional mat pressing.

In the modern malaxing process, the intention is to coax the olive oil out of the pulp. This infuses the oil, which naturally has no flavour, with the pungent phenols and volatile compounds held in the olive flesh before the oil is separated. The olive is being infused with itself! This typical process, provides a good yield, full robust flavour and stability from the phenols. This is not how this oil is created.

Whether to augment this cranberry lemon granola or drizzle over a fall galette, this oil is never the wrong choice.


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Tasting Notes
This extra virgin is filled with notes of green apple and artichoke and buttery almonds. It is versatile and delicious, perfect for drizzling on green salads, whisking into a salad dressing or using fresh vegetables. I also love to use it for roasting sweet potatoes with a bit of balsamic vinegar as it tolerates the heat really well and allows for a lovely complex flavour. Adding an extra glug on top of a Buddha bowl, topped with those roasted sweet potatoes is a sure winner for dinner any night of the week!
Recommended Uses
Baking, Salads, Soups, Vegetables, Meze
Packaging Notes
Bottles are flushed with nitrogen before they are filled with oil, packed for maximum freshness for the consumers enjoyment.

L'Affiorato Flavor Profiles



Origin Country


Origin State/Province



Coratina and Ogliarola

Harvest Date

Fall 2018


Frantoio Galantino


Frantoio Galantino


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L'Affiorato Pairs Well With


Fresh garden greens drizzled with this delicate and fruity olive oil and rubbed with a little sea salt are the perfect simple salad. No fancy dressings are necessary, the flavour imparted from L'Affiorato is all you need.


From simple broth-based soups to cauliflower, or leek and potato soups, all are fully enhanced with a drizzle of this oil to finish.


With a squeeze of lemon and a generous drizzle of oil over a thick juicy piece of halibut, you cannot go wrong. The delicate flavours of this extra virgin blend together to make the perfect piece of fish.

About me, Emily

Olive Oil Sommelier, level 2, an expert in sensory analysis and judge at international olive oil competitions. Educated at the International Culinary Center and the National Organization of Olive Oil Tasters (O.N.A.O.O), I share transparent, authentic, quality education all about olive oil.
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