Tondo Extra Virgin Organic Olive Oil (500 ml/17 fl. oz.),
MONTI IBLEI GULFI D.O.P.
Gold Medal, Organic Medium Intensity, NY International Competition 2017
Silver Medal, Medium Intensity, Los Angeles International Competition 2017
Sofi Finalist, Oil Category, Summer Fancy Food Show 2016 (2015 Harvest)
Silver Medal, Medium Intensity, NY International Competition 2016 (2015 Harvest)
Silver Medal, Medium Intensity, Los Angeles International Competition 2016 (2015 Harvest)
Producer: Marchesi Achille Paterno di Sedalotto Estate
TONDO is an incredible sensory experience: sweet, fruity and harmonious, made with the famous Tonda Iblea olives of the Monti Iblei region. A delightful complexity is extracted from this single varietal olive, a result of the craftsmanship that goes into the cultivation of rich soil. It’s robust and buttery, with a satisfying aroma of tomato leaf that gives way to green, grassy and floral notes. One taste of this oil is sure to inspire a picnic in the grass. The oil is USDA-approved organic and carries the USDA Organic seal.
On the estate of Marchesi Achille Paterno’ di Spedalotto, there are 7,500 olive trees, all organically farmed and growing the unique Tonda Iblea olive. Harvesting is done entirely by hand before crushing in a nearby frantoio (olive mill).
Chiaramonte Gulfi is known in Sicily as il balcone della Sicilia (Sicily’s balcony) because of its high position atop the Monti Iblei ridge. The altitude and climate here guarantee a perfect environment for growing olives, and the area is now under the strict quality control laws of a Denominazione di Origine Protetta (D.O.P.), guaranteeing olive oil excellence year after year.
Area: Monti Iblei, Sicily
Olive(s): 100% Tonda Iblea
Harvest: First week of October
Harvest Method: Hand-picked
Extraction Method: Cold press, continuous cycle within the first 12 hours after h
Color Notes: Yellow gold with green undertone
Tasting Notes: Fruity with green tones of herbs, leaf and artichoke. Aroma of apples and green grass; sweet on the palate, with a slight bite at the back.
An olive oil for all times! Whether on a crisp salad of mixed greens, a cool tomato and cucumber mélange or roasted chicken with lemon and mint, we keep this Sicilian close at hand in our pantry and use it often.