CULTIVAR

 

There are around 800 different Olive Cultivars in Italy alone, many of which are used for Olive Oil. Similarly to grape varieties in wine, the Olive cultivar influences the flavour profile of your oil.  Different cultivars, depending on size of fruit, thickness of the skin, composition of the pulp can produce different yields, varying concentrations of anti-oxidants and overall different quality levels.

LOCATION AND CLIMATE

 

As you might expect, olives grown in cooler areas where there is more moisture (rainfall and dew) exhibit leaner, more restrained characteristics.  This doesn’t however mean that great oil can now be made in Iceland – you need a minimum amount of sunshine to make your Extra Virgin Olive Oil taste remarkable, similarly to tomatoes or stone fruit.

Olive trees are sensitive to winter freeze (the Casaliva cultivar is more resistant to cold, hence being grown in the Garda region).  It is also easier to farm organically where the climate is more stable and less chemical sprays are required to keep the trees healthy.

OLIVE MATURITY

 

Here’s the thing – all olives are green.  When they become fully mature, they turn black.
Olive maturity at the time of harvest is a major factor in flavour and quality: olives harvested earlier (green olives) feature more bitter, grassy characteristics, with lower yields and with the highest anti-oxidant content.  The oil is a much more intense green colour and has a longer shelf-life.  In terms of production, milling can take longer with green olives (a longer malaxation - the action of slowly churning milled olives to release droplets of oil - is needed and can be more complicated) but the results are far superior!  Don’t choose olive oil from over mature fruit: it lacks all the potential goodness and flavour.

ATTENTION TO DETAIL IN GROVE AND MILL

 

People who care passionately about what they make and follow it personally every day have the capacity to create products with far higher quality, with integrity, and that taste of where they come from.  They are also able to do this by caring for the environment they inhabit.

FRANTOIO DI RIVA BOX

This box contains 6 bottles of extra virgin olive oil made exclusively by Frantoio di Riva from groves on the banks of lake Garda.

Frantoio di Riva, 46°PARALLELO green label x 3 bottles (50cl)
Frantoio di Riva, 46°PARALLELO organic white label x 1 bottle (50cl)
Frantoio di Riva, 46°PARALLELO blue label x 1 bottle (50cl)
Frantoio di Riva, ULIVA Garda Trentino DOP x 1 bottle (50cl)

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Bespoke gift packaging in two size formats made of 100% recycled and recyclable material, the sleeve is made from recycled olive leaves
How it works

• We have made up a range of collection boxes for you to try different oils with different flavours and benefits.

 

• You may prefer to buy a box of oil from a specific region and frantoio, either because you have heard about them or because you cook specific types of food, or you may looking for a bespoke mix – please email us with all requests on info@frantoi.org

 

• Use your personal taste to select your favourite flavours/region/olive cultivar/frantoio.

 

• We estimate 6 bottles of 500ml will last a couple or small family 4-6 months. If you have any questions on how much you might need, please contact us.

 

• Orders for the 2020 season are open only until December 1st.

 

• The olives are pressed between October and November and you therefore get the freshest, healthiest, most delicious oil delivered to your home.

 

• Delivery is made in time for Christmas.

All of our Olive Oil is supplied in our bespoke boxes that have been designed to withstand long distance travel and to respect the environment.

Your delivery will arrive at your door with a courier service directly from Italy. Pricing quoted includes shipping within the EU or the US and Canada. If you are elsewhere, please email us.

We can also supply boxes of our oils as a gift sent with a personalised message – it makes a unique, useful and luxurious present. You have the option to select this when you check out. If you have more specific requests or need any advice at all, please do not hesitate to write to us info@frantoi.org or telephone +39 366 932 6720

Taste Around Italy Box

This box includes 6 x 500ml bottles from Liguria, Friuli, Umbria, Calabria, Puglia and Sicily all with different flavour profiles. A great discovery box for those who care about what they eat and wish to explore which oils might work best with different ingredients.

Liguria Frantoio Paolo Cassini S’Ciappau

Friuli-Venezia-Giulia Frantoio Parovel Rozó

Umbria Frantoio Viola Tradizione

Calabria Frantoio Librandi Dradista

Puglia De Carlo Felice Garibaldi

Sicily Frantoi Cutrera Primo Organic DOP Monti Iblei

Taste Around Italy Box

148,00188,00

6 x 500ml

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To Your Good Health Box
To Your Good Health Box

This box contains 6 x 500ml bottles of Italian extra virgin olive oil with exceptionally high polyphenol (antioxidant) values*. These are oils that give incredibly high health benefits when added to raw or cooked food.

(* Polyphenol values are expressed as milligrams per kilo and are will be detailed in the information sheet inside the box.)

Liguria  Frantoio Paolo Cassini Extremum

Parovel  Frantoio Parovel Ul'ka

Tuscany  Frantoio Franci Villa Magra

Le Marche  Frantoio Gregori Lea

Puglia Frantoio De Carlo Torre di Mossa

Sicily Frantoi Cutrera Mille

To Your Good Health Box

168,00204,00

6 x 500ml

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Monocultivar & Single Grove Box

This box contains a fine selection of 6 x 500ml bottles of monocultivar Extra Virgin Olive Oil from single olive groves where the terroir is most evident. This box is designed for someone who knows their ingredients and may have an existing love of fine wine.

Liguria Frantoio Paolo Cassini Extremum (Monocultivar Taggiasca from a single grove of 400 trees)

Tuscany Frantoio Franci Villa Magra Grand Cru (Monocultivar Correggiolo from a single grove)

Romagna Frantoio Pennita Alina (Monocultivar Nostrana di Brisighella)

Umbria Frantoio Viola Il Sincero (Monocultivar Moraiolo from a single, century old grove)

Puglia Frantoio De Carlo Tenuta Arcamone DOP (Monocultivar Coratina)

Sicily Frantoi Cutrera Grand Cru Nocellara Etnea (Monocultivar Nocellara Etnea grown at 500m on the volcanic slopes of Mt. Etna)

Monocultivar and Single Grove Box

168,00206,00

6 x 500ml

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Family Centric Box
Family Centric Box

A brilliantly versatile selection of 6 x 500ml bottles of Extra Virgin Olive Oil with high antioxidant content but a mellow flavour to appeal to the most selective palates in your family.

Liguria Frantoio Paolo Cassini S’Ciappau (great with white meat, pasta, pesto)

Marche Frantoio Gregori Rosciola (great with fish, nuts, root vegetables and chickpeas)

Umbria Frantoio Viola Tradizione (great with red meat, on bruschetta or with white beans)

Puglia Frantoio De Carlo Il Classico (great with greens)

Campania  Frantoio Marco Rizzo Impronta (great with vegetables and seafood)

Sicily Frantoi Cutrera Grand Cru Cerasuola (great with pasta and over vegetables)

Family Centric Box

129,00169,00

6 x 500ml

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Central Italy Discovery Box
Central Italy Discovery Box

A superb selection of 6 x 500ml bottles of extra virgin olive oil from four different regions of Central Italy. These oils are characterful and decisive, extremely good for you and well suited to accompany grains, pulses, root vegetables and red meat based dishes.

Romagna  Frantoio Pennita  Alina

Tuscany  Frantoio Franci  Le Trebbiane

Tuscany  Frantoio Franci  Olivastra Seggianese

Umbria  Frantoio Viola  Tradizione

Umbria  Frantoio Viola  Il Sincero

Le Marche Frantoio Gregori Lea

Central Italy Discovery Box

161,00199,00

6 x 500ml

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Southern Italy Discovery
Southern Italy Discovery Box

A superb selection of 6 x 500ml bottles of extra virgin olive oil from four different regions of Southern Italy. Each oil is a distinctive monocultivar and you can expect fine aromatic characteristics as well as high polyphenol values. This is particularly good for those with a vegetarian or vegan diet.

Campania  Frantoio Marco Rizzo  Talismano

Puglia  Frantoio De Carlo  Tenuta Arcamone DOP

Calabria  Frantoio Librandi  Carolea

Calabria Frantoio Librandi  Nocellara del Belice

Sicily  Frantoi Cutrera  Grand Cru Nocellara Etnea

Sicily Frantoi Cutrera  Primo Organic Monti Iblei

Southern Italy Discovery Box

156,00194,00

6 x 500ml

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Super Beautiful Box
Super Beautiful Selection Box

Each extra virgin olive oil in this box is first and foremost delicious and distinctive. It also has the advantage of being in a beautiful bottle that will look sensational at your table. 6 x 500ml bottles from the far north to the deep south of Italy.

Garda Frantoio di Riva 46° PARALLELO White Label

Friuli-Venezia-Giulia Frantoio Parovel Ul'ka

Calabria Frantoio Librandi Nocellara del Belice

Tuscany Frantoio Franci Villa Magra

Le Marche Frantoio Gregori Lea

Puglia Frantoio de Carlo Tenuta Torre di Mossa

Super Beautiful Selection Box

175,00210,00

6 x 500ml

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EU & UK, US & CANADA

Frantoi Shoulder to Toe
Shoulder to Toe Box

This box gives a taste of 3 totally diverse regions and climates of Italy from Liguria in the north, Umbria in the centre and Sicily in the south. It’s a brilliant addition to an ambitious larder! (3 x 500ml bottles)

Liguria Frantoio Paolo Cassini S'Ciappau

Umbria Frantoio Viola Il Sincero

Sicily Frantoi Cutrera Grand Cru Nocellara Etnea

Shoulder to Toe Box

79,00119,00

3 x 500ml

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Salad Selection Box
Salad Selection Box

These 3 totally diverse extra virgin olive oils have been selected for their suitability with salads. Inside you have a perfect pair for lettuce, a great match for chickpeas and other pulses and a benchmark Sicilian that is the perfect partner to tomatoes (3 x 500ml bottles).

Garda Frantoio di Riva 46°PARALLELO white label

Le Marche  Frantoio Gregori Rosciola

Sicily Frantoi Cutrera Primo Organic Monti Iblei

Salad Selection Box

96,00129,00

3 x 500ml

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Northern Italy Selection
Northern Italy Selection

delicate & mineral

This selection of 3 x 500ml bottles is from Northern Italy, where the cool climate translates in to delicate flavours with fine minerality. Excellent for fresh fish, salads, potatoes and rice, this is a beautiful selection of distinctive and delicious oils.

Liguria Frantoio Paolo Cassini S'Ciappau

Garda Frantoio di Riva 46°PARALLELO white label

Friuli-Venezia-Giulia  Frantoio Parovel Rozó

Northern Italy Selection

92,00124,00

3 x 500ml

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SKU: CB04S Category:

This selection of 3 x 500ml bottles is from Northern Italy, where the cool climate translates in to delicate flavours with fine minerality. Excellent for fresh fish, salads, potatoes and rice, this is a beautiful selection of distinctive and delicious oils.

Destination

EU & UK, US & CANADA

Central Italy Selection
Central Italy Selection

intense & spicy

This selection of 3 x 500ml bottles is from Central Italy, where the oils are characterful and decisive. Featuring typically high levels of spice and accompanying polyphenols (antioxidants), this selection is great with grains, pulses, root vegetables and red meat.

Tuscany Frantoio Franci Villa Magra

Umbria  Frantoio Viola Il Sincero

Le Marche Frantoio Gregori Lea

Central Italy Selection

92,00142,00

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SKU: CB05S Category:

This selection of 3 x 500ml bottles is from Central Italy, where the oils are characterful and decisive. Featuring typically high levels of spice and accompanying polyphenols (antioxidants), this selection is great with grains, pulses, root vegetables and red meat.

Destination

EU & UK, US & CANADA

Southern Italy Selection
Southern Italy Selection

aromatic & herbaceous

This selection of 3 x 500ml bottles is from Southern Italy, where the indigenous cultivars deliver aromatic and herbaceous Mediterranean aromas that work brilliantly with cooked and raw vegetables, seafood and a wide variety of grains.

Puglia Frantoio de Carlo Tenuta Arcamone DOP

Calabria  Frantoio Librandi Nocellara del Belice

Sicily  Frantoi Cutrera Primo Organic Monti Iblei

Southern Italy Selection

92,00142,00

3 x 500ml

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SKU: CB06S Category:

This selection of 3 x 500ml bottles is from Southern Italy, where the indigenous cultivars deliver aromatic and herbaceous Mediterranean aromas that work brilliantly with cooked and raw vegetables, seafood and a wide variety of grains.

Destination

EU & UK, US & CANADA