Delicato Raggia Olive Oil 500 ml
LaStella and Italian/German Organic and Biodynamic fine food merchant Casa Gusta (supplier to many of the top Michelin star institutions throughout Europe) came to meet by good fortune and only years later started working together after gaining mutual respect and appreciation for each other’s craft. We are friends first before partners.
Since 2010 we have been working with the fine folks at Casa Gusta to bring you the best of Europe’s fine foods for your enjoyment. Delicato is to Casa Gusta what Leggiero is to LaStella. An elegant oil that favors finesse over power.
This oil is no ordinary oil. Delicato is made exclusively from a rare variety (cultivar) called Raggia - arguably the finest and most sought after variety in the world. The olives for this oil come from a very small olive grove in central Marche on the east coast of Italy. Many of the trees in this grove are more than 150 years old. Raggia oil is famous for its delicate texture, elegance and purity. It is not grassy like many Umbrian, Tuscan, and Sicilian oils. Instead, it is more fruity and nutty, and almost almond like. LaStella wines and Casa Gusta olive oils are both made with a strong commitment to respect the land where the fruit is grown. For us the goal is not just about the end product but about the means.
Early harvest of hand-stripped olives. Directly pressed by mechanical extraction. First cold pressing and bottled under argon gas to protect against oxidation.
A finishing oil. Excellent with seafood, summer vegetables, fresh salads and delicate soups. Drizzled over grilled peaches is another favourite of ours.