Rustichella d’Abruzzo Novello Extra Virgin Olive Oil
A Taste of Italy’s Harvest Season
As autumn arrives in Italy, it’s time for one of the most anticipated events in the country’s culinary calendar: the olive harvest.
Across Italy, farmers and producers are busy picking, pressing, and bottling their fresh, new-season extra virgin olive oil.
One of the standout brands of the 2022 harvest was Rustichella d’Abruzzo Novello.
This extra virgin olive oil is made from a blend of two varieties of olives – dritta and leccino – grown in the beautiful region of Abruzzo, in central Italy. The olives are picked at just the right moment of ripeness, then cold-pressed within hours to preserve their freshness and flavour.
Aroma and Flavor Profile
The result is a bright green oil with a complex aroma of fresh herbs, green fruit, and a hint of almond.
On the palate, Rustichella d’Abruzzo Novello is rich and full-bodied, with a pleasant bitterness and a spicy finish. It’s a versatile oil that can be used for everything from drizzling over salads and grilled vegetables to finishing pasta dishes and soups.
One of the unique characteristics of Novello extra virgin olive oil is its limited availability. Novello oil is only produced in small quantities each year, from the very first pressing of the harvest. This means that it’s an exclusive product, prized by olive oil connoisseurs and food lovers alike.
Where to find Rustichella d’Abruzzo in Vancouver
If you’re interested in learning more about Rustichella d’Abruzzo Novello extra virgin olive oil, check La Grotta del Formaggio in Commercial Drive. And if you’re lucky enough to come across a bottle of this delicious oil, be sure to savour every drop – it’s a true taste of Italy’s harvest season.
Novello extra virgin olive oil is a great choice for pizza lovers who want to take their homemade pies to the next level. The dritta and leccino varieties used in Rustichella d’Abruzzo’s Novello oil lend a distinct flavour to pizza crusts that pair perfectly with fresh tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese. Whether you’re making Neapolitan-style pizza or experimenting with your own unique toppings, Novello oil is a versatile and delicious addition to any pizza recipe. Try it for yourself and taste the difference that Novello extra virgin olive oil can make!