Olivia shares her thoughts and pictures about the olives and oil, rich history, animals, and sustainable practices of the estate that produces the oil of Berkeley Olive Grove 1913. She reserves the right to wander with observations about local artists and events, agritourism, education, living with Autism....
Darro's observations will be showing up from time to time also.
Saturday, November 3, 2012
Great Olive Oil Recognition: Thank You World!
Great Olive Oils of the World
Tom Mueller Recognizing people and products that Truth in Olive Oil applauds.
Oreggia and Laura Marinelli and their Panel of Expert Tasters on over 1,000
samples from Italy and the whole world, your extra virgin olive oil has been selected for the Guide Flos Olei 2013 - a
guide to the world of extra virgin olive oil, an instrument of information and
promotion of the best olive oil producers in the world.
Olive oils tasted at Savantes are specially
selected for their excellent quality and are submitted by producers by invitation onlyfrom
Europe, Africa, Asia, Oceania and North America.
Savantes Group Tasting Notes Brand: Berkeley Olive
Flavour: Aromas of green
herbs, apples, white pepper and citrus. Tastes of hot bitter greens such as
arugula with some citrus grapefruit. A balanced oil.
Commercial evaluation: Perhaps lacking the
length of finish of some of the other oils tasted at Savantes. A general use
olive oil for cuisine with more robust flavours.
Brand: Berkeley Olive
Flavour: Aromas of apple,
citrus, green cape gooseberry and kiwi fruit. Vegetal tastes of bitter greens
on the palate with grapefruit citrus. Finish of slightly unripe nuts – green
Commercial evaluation: An attractive
fruity oil with greener fruit tastes than the late harvest. Use across all
cuisine – delicate tastes to robust. Would be especially useful in desserts and
Brand: Berkeley Olive
Flavour: Aromas of orange
zest, orange, melon, apple – a fruit salad of aromas. Tastes of citrus and
bitter hot mustard leaves. A clean finish. Balanced and harmonious.
Commercial evaluation: An attractive ripe
fruity oil with general appeal across olive oil users. Suitable for use with
cuisine of subtle tastes, fish, light soups, fruit, cheeses, light salads, desserts
and in light baking.
Additional comments: The
three Berkeley olive oils were used in the session ‘Variation in
Varietals’ to demonstrate the effect of early, mid and late harvesting.