Vittorio Cassini Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Liguria
Vittorio started by planting additional taggiasca trees and carefully trimming the existing trees his ancestors had planted. A new frantoio was built allowing for better control of the oil quality at pressing time. Vittorio and his father carefully monitor the olive crop for ripeness. They pick 60% of the crop at the green stage and the remainder of the crop at the black- purple stage. The picked fruit is rushed to the farm�s frantoio for processing within 12 hours of harvesting. The extraction method is the Continuous cycle system. The 100% Taggiasca olive oils are later blended to create the signature style that is Cassini. The Cassini oil is offered in limited supply, as the entire production is just 10,000 bottles per harvest. The oil is golden green with notes of fresh almonds, white pepper and artichoke on the nose and palette, and a clean, sweet buttery finish. This delicate oil lends well to fish and vegetable dishes, and of course, will create the quintessential pesto, a classic of the region.
Proud winner of the 2010 LA Olive Oil Competitions' Bronze Medal in the Ligurian Category.