Apollo Olive Oil - Sierra Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil 2017 Harvest
Awards:NYIOOC Gold Medal, California State Competition Gold Medal
This is a medium/robust organic extra virgin olive oil. The bitterness and pungency are in equal strength. It has lots and lots of green tea and green olive flavors with a subtle taste of black pepper. Use this oil with flavorful vegetables and greens like arugula or radicchio. This would also go lovely on grilled beef, pork, or lamb.
Aroma - Green Grass, Artichoke
Flavor - Green Olive, Pepper
Bitterness - Medium/Strong
Pungency - Medium/Strong
Sierra is lusty and pleasingly assertive. With grassy overtones, Sierra is an ideal complement to earthy dishes such as soups, stews, and pasta sauces, and is the perfect finish for all grilled foods. Antioxidants rated at 670mg/kg
About the Producer:
Apollo is a quality leader in the California EVOO scene with a growing reputation for producing one of the best EVOOs in the world and California. The Olives at Apollo are Organic hand-picked olives, crushed with a TEM FRANGITURA and malaxed under vacuum to preserve the highest levels of nutrients and antioxidants while eliminating oxygen throughout the process. The miller Gianni Stefanini studied under Italian milling legend Marco Mugelli initially with traditional equipment and later with new state of the art equipment designed by TEM in conjunction with Mugelli, a Sensory and production master. Sierra is harvested from decades old trees in the Sierra foothills planted in a granite bases soil.. The Apollo Olive Oil started in 1999 using 3 old growth olive orchards that benefit from their organic practices and focus on creating an excellent oil that was supremely healthy. They care about making delicious food to be shared with family and friends which are bursting with polyphenols that complement the pungency and bitterness of the EVOO.