The Olive Farm 2022 EVOO is vibrant and oh-so-green, pungent and robust. The foundation is a traditional Tuscan blend, of Frantoio, Leccino and Maurino along with a blend of the remaining olives grown on the olive farm. The average tree age is now 10 years, and as the trees are coming out of the juvenile period, the complexity of the olive oil is very present. We are again getting a beautiful example and taste of the Salt Spring Island terroir in this olive oil. Being blessed with an extra hot summer and earlier spring than usual, the olives were of good size and maturity. Because of the seasonality and challenges of cultivating olives in Canada, even harvesting later in the season, the olives are very unripe. This adds a unique flavour profile and complexity to the oil, as the olives have a long cool fall they mature slowly.
The complexity in this example is delightful, with tasting notes of fresh grass, fresh artichokes, bitter greens, aromatic herbs, arugula, kale, kelp, green peppercorn and spice, this oil is extremely versatile, well-balanced and persistent. The aroma and flavour profile are very harmonious, showcasing the love, care and dedication that goes into every drop of oil made on The Olive Farm.
Perfect addition to hard cheese, flavourful fish, herb-based sauces and to drizzle over spicy tomato-based pasta dishes.