Novello – meaning fresh oil in Italian always an early harvest oil that is the first produced of the season. It’s typically created in small quantities, where quality is the most important focus and factor in production. Novello oils are special; whenever I get a chance to enjoy one, it’s thrilling to sip the first flavours of the harvest.*
This Novello from Vignoli Food Anthology is made exclusively with Ogliarola Barese olives from Central Puglia. The olives were chosen for their quality, harvested in September the olives are milled less than 8 hours from picking in a continuous cold extraction. The results are a well-balanced, high-antioxidant oil, with a complex herbaceous mouth feel. It’s so good with these Blackened Salmon tacos paired to massage into the kale and drizzled over the salmon too.
This oil is unfiltered and is best consumed within 6 months of harvest. Packaged to appreciate the oil’s beautiful colour, please store the bottle in the box provided, as excessive light will cause olive oil to spoil.
*I couldn’t wait to taste this oil when it arrived, and tried it before taking the photo, so a few glugs are missing from the bottle!