The Taggiasca olive thrives in Liguria's gentle, temperate seaside climate and calcium-rich soil. But olive oil production here is far from easy; groves are perched on terraced hills inaccessible to modern harvest equipment, so the olives must be picked by hand. Many farmers have abandoned their groves, leaving the landscape in decline and vulnerable to brush fires.
This excellent unfiltered cold pressed extra virgin olive oil is made from olives cultivated in this beautiful area of the Italian Riviera, Imperia, known as the olive oil capital of Italy. Olives have been cultivated here since and a combination of the climate, soil and water ensures their unique taste. It can be used either as salad dressing, drizzled on a bruschetta, as a finishing touch for starters and soups or to cook delicious recipes of fish, meat and pasta.
In total, the olive groves reach an area of 3 hectares with about Taggiasca cultivar plants; some are located in the enchanting "Costa Panera" region from which you can enjoy a magnificent view of the sea and where also stands the ancient Torre dei Panei, built in the 16th century as a defense against raids by Saracen pirates. Other olive groves extend in the region "Le Chiuse" to a greater height, of around m slm, inside an area of particular naturalistic value the SIC: site of community importancewhere it runs the Liguria path, that starts from Ventimiglia and goes as far as Luni, where rare animals live like the "ocellata" lizard and the "dotted pelodite" frog. Above these olive groves the "beodo delle Chiuse" dating back to the 16th century runs for a few kilometers: it is a small canal that carried and still carries water in the countryside of the area.
This delicious cold pressed olive oil has a pleasing fresh palate and delicate, sweet, fruity almost buttery flavour with a slight peppery kick at the finish. The acidity level is between 0. Extra virgin olive oil must have an acidity level of less than 0. The Taggiasche olives used in Ardoino EVOO come from olive groves situated in the western part of Liguria, on terraces at approximately metres above sea level.
This delicious cold pressed olive oil has a pleasing fresh palate and delicate, sweet, fruity almost buttery flavour with a slight peppery kick at the finish. The acidity level is between 0. Extra virgin olive oil must have an acidity level of less than 0.
The region of Liguria is home of the famous Taggiasca olives, also known as Ligurian olives, which create a superior quality extra virgin olive oil. This oil artisan producer Casa Olearia Taggiasca has a delicate flavour with a very fruity flavour, round finish and green-golden colour. Use it in salad dressings, as a dipping oil or to dress hot and cold dishes.
The history of the ancient oil mill and that of the precious Ligurian extra virgin olive oil go hand in hand from time immemorial, carrying on that peasant and oil mill tradition that is an integral part of western Liguria. It was when the San Martino Mill was bought by the great-grandparents of the current owners, Maurizio and Claudio: part of a family already rooted in the world of oil production, the great-grandparents travelled from Chiusavecchia, in the nearby Impero Valley, to take possession of the mill in Dolcedo, in the Prino Valley. The San Martino Mill, historic building well-known in the area, was already active at the time and produced high-quality oil for the various customers in the valley and beyond.
The twisted trunks of ancient olive trees have grown alongside rows of vineyards for centuries in Italy. Olive oil is as indispensable to Italian cuisine as wine. Which is like wine, the best extra virgin olive oils comes from our favourite boot.
Thanks to its light and smooth flavor, the Ligurian extra virgin olive oil is an essential component for the most refined cuisine, because it does not obscure other flavors but raises them with unimaginable class. The continued search for high quality has also led this product to be counted among the first to obtain the title of D. Protected Designation of Origin — Riviera Ligure.