Il Monello

Extra Virgin Olive Oil


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

What are "polyphenols"?

They are antioxidants typical of olives at the right stage of ripeness which, like vitamin E, bestow stability to extra virgin olive oil. They have a bitter and pungent taste which characterises the elevated quality of the...

Does the oil colour indicate better or lower quality?...

Extra virgin olive oils are naturally green in colour with yellow reflections that can be more or less intense. The variability of the colour from a deep green to a lighter one in which yellow prevails is no way related to the...

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