Frantoio Grove - Frantoio Extra Virgin Olive Oil 2015 Harvest
2016 Best of Class at New York International Olive Oil Competition (one of 2 US oils to be recognized as best in class), 2016 Gold at Los Angeles International Olive Oil Competition
2016 Gold at California State Fair Olive Oil Competition
This is a balanced medium extra virgin olive oil. The beauty of Frantoio Grove's oil is its rounded character of the bitter elements and the restrained pungency. All tasting elements work in harmony to provide a delightful taste. It's a complex oil with a lot of pleasant bitter persistence. The flavors of butter and green almond would work well with salad greens or in meals where you want an oil that is not overpowering.
Aroma - Artichoke
Flavor - Buttery, Green Almond
Bitterness - Medium
Pungency - Medium
About the Producer:
More than 11 years ago, Jeff Martin had a choice to make. His family had been growing grapes in the Yolo/Napa area since 1870 and his mother and brother are currently growing grapes in Sonoma. The obvious choice was to grow grapes, instead he planted olives. In order to find a way to differentiate himself in a crowded market, Jeff was drawn by the Tuscan blends, in the end he chose a single varietal, Frantoio. Jeff's mission is to grow very good olive oil and sell to his neighbors. After winning several awards, we think his neighborhood is growing.