MoonShadow Grove - Mission Extra Virgin Olive Oil 2015 Harvest 500ml
Los Angeles International: Gold Medal
Central Coast California: BEST OF CLASS, Gold Medal
Napa Valley: Silver Medal
California State Fair: BEST OF CLASS, Gold Medal
California Olive Oil Council: Silver Medal
This is a medium extra virgin olive oil. It has artichoke aromas, a subtle green banana flavor accompanied by a medium bitterness and pungency overlaying the fruit. It will stand up well against other strong flavors. Compared to Moonshadow Grove Manzanillo, this one is slightly less pungent and bitter.
Aroma - Artichoke, Green Banana
Flavor - Green Olive, Artichoke
Bitterness - Medium
Pungency - Medium
Strong robustness – This balanced and flavorful oil displays aromatic notes of grass, artichoke, green apples and butter accompanied by hints of flowers and herbs.
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.