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McEvoy Ranch's award-winning estate grown and produced unfiltered Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil is a highly flavorful and aromatic extra virgin olive oil, produced in Northern California from the finest Italian varieties. Certified Extra Virgin by California Olive Oil Council (COOC) and certified Organic by California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF).
Originally inspired by the olive oils found in the Italian countryside, McEvoy Ranch’s extra virgin olive oil in the Tuscan style with its characteristically rich, slightly peppery flavor is the result of six Tuscan varietals: Frantoio, Leccino, Pendolino, Maurino, Leccio del Corno and Coratina.
It is this blending of olive varieties which adds the award-winning depth of flavor to the finished oil. Frantoio, which constitutes 75 percent of the blend, gives the oil its fruity notes, while Leccino, 20 percent of the mix, gives it a peppery finish. The remaining varieties are added to give the oil softness and balance.
It evokes flavors of fresh cut grass and green tomato, with hints of artichoke; a tantalizing touch of bitterness, and a mildly peppery finish.Notes about the McEvoy extraction method:
The McEvoy Ranch olive mill uses exclusively Rapanelli equipment imported from Italy and is the only mill of its kind in the United States. The freshly harvested olives are crushed by stone and blade mills, and the oil extracted via centrifugation, Sinolea percolation, and gravity separation. The result is an extra virgin olive oil of the utmost highest quality - well balanced, smoothly textured and of unparalleled flavor.
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