Planeta DOP "Val di Mazara" Sicilian Extra Virgin Olive Oil, 500ml
Planeta DOP Extra Virgin Olive Oil - this extra virgin olive oil from award winning winemakers Planeta in Sicily deserves its reputation as one of the finest quality oils on the market today and is one of our favourites. It is emerald green coloured with the scent of fresh herbs, with touches of citrus, artichoke, pistachio and green tomato.
Planeta DOP Extra Virgin Olive Oil has acquired the recognition "D.O.P. Val di Mazara" from the 2006 harvest onwards. Our current stock is from the 2018 harvest. Made with Cerasuola, Biancolilla and Nocellara olives. The Nocellara olives are large in size and the oil they produce has very typical and recognisable organoleptic characteristics. Cerasuola and Biancolilla complete and refine the characteristics of the main variety.
The olives are handpicked while still green, about fifteen days ahead of the normal harvest, which reduces yield but favours the organoleptic characteristics of the oil. They are handpicked and cold pressed to achieve the highest quality olive oil.
Since its inception in 1985 the Planeta winery in Sicily has in a relatively short space of time established itself as one of the most dynamic and quality orientated wineries in the whole of Italy. The fact that the estate is based in the south west corner of Sicily – an island which for so long has been a quality winemaking backwater – makes the achievement all the more remarkable. Run by cousins Francesca, Alessio and Santi Planeta the estate won the coveted Cantina dell’Anno (Italian winery of the year award) in 1999 and has gone from strength to strength in the intervening years.
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