MoonShadow Grove - Ascolano Extra Virgin Olive Oil 2015 Harvest
2016 Los Angeles International: BEST OF SHOW, BEST OF CLASS, & Gold Medal
California Olive Oil Council: Gold Medal,
Good Food Awards 2014, 2016
Central Coast California: Silver Medal
Napa Valley: Silver Medal
California State Fair: Silver Medal
This is a medium extra virgin olive oil. The pungency and bitterness are well balanced and of a medium intensity. The bitterness has a rounded element to it, which is quite pleasing. It has a high fruitiness with aromas of green olives. The strong perfume is typical of the variety.
Aroma - Green Olive, Green Banana
Flavor - Stone fruit flavors, mild pepper
Bitterness - Medium
Pungency - Medium
Medium robustness – Made from a blend of both green and ripe Ascolano olives, this oil emanates a wonderful aroma reminiscent of summer stone fruit followed by flavor notes of grass and butter with hints of pine and nuts.
About the Producer:
Rich and Diane Mathews are responsible for this award winning and tasty EVOO. During his college years, Rich spent his summers on a family dairy farm in the agricultural heartland of the Midwest. This led to a lifelong fascination with the plants, animals, and machines involved in food production. Moving to California instilled an appreciation for fresh, organic produce and sustainable management of resources. When given the opportunity to participate in the rebirth of the artisan olive oil industry in California, Rich jumped. He brings the same attentiveness, precision, detail and focus on quality to the olive oil business as he used in his first career as a semi-conductor designer (development and operations). Rich & Diane are committed to producing these fantastic oils and are now turning a 1940’s Dairy Barn into the MoonShadow Grove office and packaging site in Paso Robles, CA.