Il Monello

Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Characteristics:

A “Novello” (from the new harvesting season) Extra Virgin olive oil is produced from the first olives harvested early in the season when the taste is fruity and peppery. Most often this oil comes from south of Italy where olives are harvested as early as October.

A real Novello Extra Virgin olive oil is usually unfiltered, and  Monini “il Monello” , a seasonal product, has a distinct taste of green tomato with a fresh grassy fragrance.

Serving suggestions

  • 100% Italian extra virgin olive oil
  • Fresh from yearly new harvest
  • Pungent taste
  • Unfiltered
  • Ideal on seasonal soups
LABEL

The oil has sediment at the bottom. What causes this?...

In some cases, oil which is bottled "unfiltered" with temperature range changes during storage, sediment tends to settle in the bottle. The oil does not have any defects. It is important to know, however, that an unfiltered...

Oil that is in a bottle and appears solid (frozen) is it...

No. The appearance of solid lumps (like rice kernels and with a clear colour) indicate that the oil has been stored at low temperatures and has frozen. This does not alter the quality at all. In fact it is a guarantee of...

What is a "Panel Test"?

It is an olfactory and taste assessment of the product which is performed by a group of at least 8 professional tasters who, during oil tasting, store information such as intensity of the positive attributes that are desirable...

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