Santagostino Single Cultivar Olive Oil
Torrerivera Santagostino Single Cultivar Olive Oil is a yellow colour with a bright green tinge. It has a very fruity fragrance, with delicate notes of aubergines and ripe tomatoes. On the palate it is sweet and smooth, with slight hints of fresh almonds and artichokes. There is a good balance between moderate spiciness and bitterness in the flavour. Santagostino olives are also known as Sweet Andria Olives and the trees are a common sight in the local area. The olives can either be used for oil or pickled when green and eaten. The plants thrive in well-irrigated environments and they produce fruit late in the season. The fruit is oval-shaped and of medium weight, with low oil output. Torrerivera Santagostino Single Cultivar Oil can be harmoniously paired with white fish dishes, fresh cow’s milk cheeses, buffalo mozzarella or burrata, ricotta and soft pecorino. For contrasting purposes, it can be used with medium goat’s and sheep’s milk cheese and firm fish.
Torrerivera Santagostino Single Cultivar Oil has an acidity level of just 0.09% (the maximum limit for extra virgin olive oil is 0.8%) and more than 600 mg/kg of antioxidants altogether. It is rich in fat-soluble vitamins, including the indispensible vitamin E. In order to keep its sensory profile and nutritional properties intact, it is best used raw.
Coratina Single Cultivar Olive Oil
This oil is yellow with pale green hues. It has a ripe fruit aroma and a sweet almond and walnut aftertaste. There are pleasant bitter and piquant notes due to the high content of antioxidants (biophenols and tocopherols).
Coratina (also known as Cima di Corato and Coratese) plants are widespread in the Andria area. The cultivar is rustic and resistant to cold and disease. The fruit is medium-sized and oval-shaped, with high, constant oil yields. It ripens late in the season and the olives can be used both for eating and for making oil.
The oil can be harmoniously matched with mature goat’s and sheep’s milk cheese and bread or vegetable soup. It is superb with flavoursome cooked vegetables such as turnips and black cabbage, raw artichokes and salads with bitter herbs and wild rocket.
It is ideal for use as a contrasting dip with raw vegetables such as fennel, celery and carrots.
Its naturally high content of antioxidant compounds means that Torrerivera Coratina Single Cultivar Oil has exceptional nutritional properties. With an acidity level of approximately 0.12% and nearly 900 mg/kg of antioxidants, it could almost be used as a diet product, while its balanced mixture of bitter and spicy notes makes it stand out from the crowd.
In order to keep its sensory profile and nutritional properties intact, it is best used raw.