P.D.O. Umbria

Umbrian P.D.O. Oil

Characteristics:

Extra Virgin Olive Oil produced exclusively from olives harvested and pressed in Umbria, the prevailing varieties are Moraiolo, Frantoio and Leccino. Its unique characteristics are such to merit the recognition of the EEC Protected Designation of Origin P.D.O.

Serving suggestions

Its fine bouquet and woody notes of typical Umbrian oils make it suitable for use as a condiment, especially on game, grilled meats and in legume soups.

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What determines the quality of an oil?

The quality of the oil is determined by a set of factors that throughout the process, from the selection of the olives at the right stage of ripeness, the type of extraction to the method of oil storage, all contribute to oil...

Is "first pressed" oil the best?

Today, all oils undergo a "first and only" pressing. Many years ago, however, the olives did undergo a first, softer pressing, followed by a second one. But for decades, all the olives undergo a single pressing or extraction...

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...

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