New Season's Racalia Organic Olive Oil is now available
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We are delighted to announce that our 2016 harvest extra virgin olive oil is now certified Organic. We have been working towards this for 5 years and Racalia Organic Olive Oil is now available to purchase
The olive oil expert, Charles Quest-Ritson’s report on our latest Olive Oil says;
“I congratulate you on producing yet again such a good oil in what, for many producers, was a very difficult year”
Charles’ full report is below, but please try it for yourself and let us know what you think.
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I congratulate you on producing yet again such a good oil in what, for many producers, was a very difficult year. Western Sicily, in my opinion, produces the best olive oil in the world, largely because of the excellence of its local olive varieties - Biancolilla, Cerasuola and Nocellara del Bélice - and the professional skills of its growers and producers. Racalía is now one of the top estates; your 2016 oil is pale yellow with a green tinge that is characteristic of oils made from olives picked early in the season. It has an attractive smell of cut grass and green tomatoes and these qualities, which experts call 'fruity', are also found in the taste of the oil. Other tastes also emerge on the tongue, including an initial touch of bitterness, followed by hints of artichokes, marjoram and a more general herbaceous element. Together they create a cool, clean velvety sensation on the palate, which is followed by quite a strong pepperiness, always considered an asset in olive oil. Then the bitterness, also a distinct asset, re-emerges as part of the long-lasting aftertaste. The scent, the colour, the fruitness and the lingering aftertaste are a winning combination.
Professional tasters mark oils out of 10 points for quality; I would estimate Racalía's 2016 oil at 8 out of 10 - and I have never given a higher mark than 9. So you can be pleased with what you have achieved again this year; it follows on well from the splendid 2015 crop'.