Gianfranco Becchina Olio Verde Extra Virgin Olive Oil Harvest 2012, 16.9oz
Gianfranco Becchina cultivates the prized Nocellara olives on his estate in Castelvetrano, near the ancient Greek ruins of Selinunte in Western Sicily. Olio Verde is produced with passion and desire for perfection, applying ecological methods. At the beginning of October, the olives are hand-harvested at their peak, still green, which improves the quality of the oil while limiting its yield. For Gianfranco this practice contrbutes to recreating a flovar from his childhood, when his father and grandfather before him reserved the very first oil to be pressed exclusively for their family. The early harvest, followed by the most exacting production, define Olio Verde's character - within hours, the olves are sorted, washed and pressed in Gianfranco's own immaculate frantoio. Distinguished by its freshness, inimitable bouquet, bright green hue and near lack of acidity, Olio Verde is a rare product all together. Bottled in a distinctive flask, designed by Gianfranco and inspired by an ancient vessel, the oil is unfiltered and decants naturally, resulting occasionally in fine sediments at the bottom of the bottle. Please store away from heat and direct light. Product of Italy.