Producer: Ligurian Cooperative
Proximity to the Mediterranean allows for the olive varietals in Liguria to ripen slowly without the risk of frost. The olives are picked almost two months later than most regions, when they’re purple-black, and have developed a mild sweetness. This is what gives Ceppo Antico, its very mild fruity flavor and a luxuriant texture.
Area: Albegna, Liguria
Olive(s): Rignola, Colombara and Taggiasca
Harvest: Early January 2016
Harvest Method: Hand-picked
Extraction Method: Cold press by stone mill within the first day of harvesting
Color Notes: Golden yellow
Tasting Notes: Light flavor, with aroma of sweet almond and faint floral notes.