Just this week we received our Olio Nuovo, the first pressing of the 2012 harvest. Frankies 457 Spuntino Olio Nuovo is an early harvest unfiltered extra virgin olive oil made from olives in Trapani, Sicily. Its distinctive green color and grassy nuances come from the first cold pressing of the exclusively green Nocellara del Belice olives used.
One of the great rituals for food-loving Italians is the annual tasting of freshly pressed olive oil. The harvest of green olives during November provides this traditional treat. New olive oil is usually called nuovo in the north, and novello in the south; both words mean new or fresh. In the case of extra virgin olive oil this means piquant, zesty, unfiltered, and completely untamed by decantation.
This rare treat is only available for a short time. Order it now to enjoy with family and friends this holiday.
This unfiltered olive oil is more perishable than our filtered oil and is best 3 months from purchase date.
The Franks visit olive tree groves in Sicily each year to oversee production of Frankies' Extra Virgin Olive Oil. A few years ago, with help from a family that has been pressing olive oil for close to a century, they discovered a ripe, bright, fruity oil good enough to pour and to share. Frankies' Extra Virgin Olive Oil is cold pressed from organically grown Sicilian olives in the DOP (Protected Denomination of Origin) of Nocellara del Belice. This DOP is consistently rated in the top five DOP's in all of Italy, but the Franks chose this particular olive oil because it tastes as delicious as olive oil can taste. In the kitchen it's perfect for salad dressings, pastas or any dish bettered by a burst of bright olive flavor.