Ootopia Koroneiki Manaki Blend

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Koroneiki Manaki Blend Review

Blending is an art form, as is shown in this Koroneiki and Manaki olive oil from Ootopia.

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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 : Koroneiki Manaki

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

Intensity : Medium

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.

Acidity : 0.2%

Acidity is one of the quality parameters set by the IOC for extra virgin olive oil. By definition extra virgin olive oil must have a free fatty acid level below 0.8%. Acidity CANNOT be detected by sensory analysis. This value is always determined by a laboratory.

Harvest Date : November 2022

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.


Ootopia Koroneiki Manaki blend is an intentionally created oil using two cultivars, to create balance, consistency and harmony in the product.

Two methods of blending are typically available. One is a field blend where farmers pick olives of multiple cultivars and put them all together in the mill. This is typical of smaller groves or during lean years when there aren’t enough olives to create lots of a single cultivar. The other blending method is an intention blend like this Ootopia Koroneiki Manaki blend. The farmer will harvest and create separate lots of Koroneiki olive oil and Manaki olive oil. Then sit down and mix or blend the two to create the best ratio, allowing for complimentary flavours, and aromas to showcase each cultivar’s unique and lovely qualities.

This blend is all of the above, a beautiful approachable well balanced oil. Initial aromas of apple, green almond, artichoke, tomato leaf and wild fennel. The flavour is very complex, with notes of fresh artichoke, juicy green apple, and tomato leaf. This rounds into a bitterness of green tea, endive and arugula and finishes with a freshly cracked black pepper finish. The bitter green and herbaceous notes linger as the pungency warms on the palate.

A wonderful addition to creamy or creamy-tomato-style pasta sauces like rosé and complimented with seafood, and shellfish. Drizzled over grilled meats and vegetables, or in a cranberry chicken tartine, this oil becomes very aromatic and fills the senses. Of course, due to its complexity and well-balanced flavour profile, it is a wonderful compliment to salads, dressings and marinades. Use liberally and use often, this really is a delicious example.


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Tasting Notes
Aroma of herbs, cut grass, tomato leaf, artichoke leaf, flavours of green apple, green tea, endive, arugula, black peppercorn
Recommended Uses
Cooking, Baking, Salads, Grilling, Vegetables, Meze
Packaging Notes
Packed in a nitrogen flushed bottle and a full wrap label, ensuring oxygen and light cannot prematurely spoil the oil.

Koroneiki Manaki Blend Flavor Profiles



Origin Country


Origin State/Province



Koroneiki, Manaki

Harvest Date

Fall 2022



Koroneiki Manaki Blend



From $30.00

Koroneiki Manaki Blend Pairs Well With


Beautifully used in a cream or rosé sauce, and served with a seafood and shellfish pasta


Adding a delightful balance to a salad, when used in a dressing or rubbed into fresh greens

Grilled Meats

Lovely as a finishing oil or incorproated into sauces and marinades used with grilled pork or chicken

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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