2021 Tuscan Estate Blend Extra Virgin Olive Oil (500 ml)
Our Tuscan Estate Blend is comprised of Frantoio, Maurino and Leccino varietals. Our October harvest ensures an extra-virgin olive oil high in polyphenols and antioxidants, making this a heart-healthy oil.
For 2021, we have worked with renowned artist Josh George to create an exclusive label for our 500ml tins. The artwork depicts the post-harvest fête, a celebratory feast of food and wine with friends and family who helped us with the harvest.
Harvest: Oct. 30-31, 2021 | Size: 500 ml
NOTE: If you live in the Winters/Davis area, select "in-store pickup" for free delivery.
The 2021 Harvest
The 2021 growing season was dry and extremely hot. Our orchard yield was slightly lower than normal, but the fruit matured right on schedule. The harvest was postponed one week due to an atmospheric storm that swept through Northern California, but conditions the following week were ideal: cool morning temps, sunny but not too warm. The olives picked up some extra moisture from the heavy rains, which made oil extraction a little more difficult and caused oil yield to be lower than expected. The olives were milled in a custom Mori-Tem mill (olivetruck.com) and filtered to retain an exceptionally clean and aromatic extra-virgin olive oil.
This years’ oil packs a powerful punch! It begins with a clean, fresh, fruity aroma, followed by a green/grassy flavor with a touch of sweet almonds and green tomato, and then finishes with a big peppery kick. The polyphenol count is exceptionally high, which accounts for the pungency and bitterness in the oil, but is well-balanced and not over-bearing.