This 2019 Fall Press is a must have for anyone who appreciates artisan extra virgin olive oil. The first milled Extra Virgin Olive Oil of the year is called Olio Nuovo, and the finest estate grown olives were handpicked and immediately pressed to produce this fresh, green and grassy flavor profile. It is intensely fruity and finishes with a high polyphenol, peppery kick.
The taste and aroma of The Olive Tap's Olio Nuovo will be as close as most people ever get to experiencing fresh pressed oil right out of the mill. Unfiltered so that all of the traditional characteristics remain. It is the most outstanding bread dipping and finishing oil you can find anywhere! It is fantastic to pair with any of our Balsamic Vinegars for outstanding vinaigrette; we especially love it with our traditional Aceto Balsamico di Modena, 4 Leaf Quality!
We also have an article on our Blog with Tasteful Usage Ideas.
Pairs with any Balsamic Vinegar of Modena and any Wine Vinegar
Source: California - COOC Certified 100% Extra Virgin
Harvest date: November 2019 (for best flavor: best within six months)
Local Store Availability: Check with Your Local Store
Not fond of this one at all
Posted by RedRaider on 23rd Jan 2020
This is my first time buying oils from The Olive Tap and I bought 3 different kinds. Reportedly, Olio Nuovo is supposed to be one of The Olive Tap's most favorite oils. I was told it's one of the first to be sold out every year.
Well, I'm sorry to say that it's probably the worst tasting (and looking) EVOO that I've ever tried, and I've tried a lot. Before I ordered it, I noticed that it was an "unfiltered" oil and so it still has healthy remnants still in it that filtered oils don't. I thought that sounded fine and ordered it without hesitation. I figured it would be the healthiest of all the EVOOs I've tried, with the most polyphenols, and that's exactly what I was after.
Unfortunately, I don't know if it being unfiltered is responsible for my dislike of it, or what exactly, but one thing is for sure, I won't be buying it again. When pouring it out for the first time it has a noticeably cloudy appearance, and the taste was more like a bad oil than it was one of the best EVOOs you can get.
I don't know how the Olio Nuovo could be everyone's favorite, but I'll be staying with the filtered EVOOs. I also bought 2 other kinds of Olive Tap oil, so I'm hoping I'll have better things to report after I try them.
Posted by AP on 17th Jan 2020
I knew I was in for a treat when I poured the oil into a white bowl and the color was a deep dark green. Amazing. I'm very fond of fruity, peppery oils so I had high hopes for this one. Can't get any fresher than this oil. It tasted fresh, grassy, herbally with a whiff of fruitiness. It had a little bit of bite to it, but not as much as I was expecting. But that didn't detract from this delicious oil. Highly recommend.