Lucero Olio Novello 500 ml, Bundle of 2

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After tasting the olives harvested in early November 2022 I’m delighted to offer a blend of Ascolano and Arbosana for this year's Olio Novello. The Ascolano aroma is heady with classic Ascolano fragrance, and the Arbosana offers a sharp green structure as a pungent base. Zowie!

This is a bundle of two for additional savings. It is not a boxed gift.

Enjoy the fruits of the season at 50% off. Fewer than 40 sets left!

 

Flavor & Enjoyment

Regardless of olive variety or varieties chosen, Olio Novello's characteristics include bright green flavors, high aroma, and thick consistency due to the presence of olive flesh which has not been removed. Best consumed fresh, and traditionally enjoyed on toasted bread with sea salt.

To truly enjoy this oil I recommend no vinegar with your bread; let the flavor of the olives come through. If you'd like to be utterly authentic and you have a fire pit, you can replicate what small Italian farmers do at the local community mill: toast some rustic bread over the fire, liberally douse with the new oil and a sprinkle of salt, and raise a nice glass of Italian vino da tavola to another harvest year and to good health.  

About Olio Novello

Each fall the first oils of the year are eagerly sampled to select one or more superior examples to represent Olio Novello, our New Oil. Much like the tradition of enjoying Beaujolais Nouveau young wine in November, Olio Novello celebrates the new harvest with extra virgin olive oil which has not been filtered nor has it been racked of sediment.

Some companies refer to new oil as Olio Nuovo, however, since my olive oil roots are Florentine, I refer to this oil as it was introduced to me "Olio Novello". In any event, it is not Olio Nuevo. "Olio" is Italian for oil, "nuevo" is Spanish for new; the Spanish use the Arab derivation for oil "al zeit", literally "the oil". In Spain new oil is Aceite Nuevo.

Regarding the photos

The photos of olives and fresh oils in the mills shown are from the Williams 160 orchard and Lucero Olive Mill a few years ago and are for inspirational purposes only while we wait for the crop to come in. Despite what our instincts tell us, there is not a direct correlation between olive oil color and flavor. I've illustrated two oils, thick and fresh from the mill from harvests past, and although wildly different in color, both were very bright, highly aromatic and pungent oils.  

The photos of bread feature a freshly baked country loaf from a friend. Read about the Quest for Bread in our collection of stories and serving ideas section "Convivial Conversation". 

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TL
01/22/2023
Talei L.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Full of flavor

Delicious and different oil. Excellent as a finishing oil or just to eat with crusty bread as a snack.

ED
01/22/2023
Erna D.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Excellent oil

Love this olive oil. I absolutely recommend it. So happy to have found Liz and her farm. Thanks Liz, I learned a lot from our conversation.

EB
01/08/2023
Elizabeth B.
United States United States
I recommend this product

My New Favorite

I saw the sale after Christmas and decided to try a bottle. I am now buying another four bottles. If it had a longer shelf life I would buy a whole lot more. I still love Ascolano, but Olio Novello is officially my new favorite.

D
01/04/2023
DP
United States United States
I recommend this product

Always delicious and amazingly fast delivery

I bought bottles of varieties of Lucero Olive Oil for my family for Christmas and was so touched by how quickly they were shipped. They arrived within two days and were expertly packed. I know from past experience how lovely the taste is of this olive oil, so I'll be getting more soon for gifts and maybe one for me! Thank you for all you do!

JO
12/24/2022
John O.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Excellent Olive Oil & Great Service

This is a wonderfully fresh and fragrant EVOO. I’m hooked! With the cooler weather, now I’m baking some simple breads to accompany the Olio Novello. My order was dispatched within a day and I received my shipment in no time. I’ll be ordering more of this since this treat is only available for a short time.