One of the best value PDO (guaranteed protected origin) Extra Virgin Olive Oils you will find in the UK. The Terra di Bari – Castel del Monte PDO regulations require producers to use at least 80% of the local olive variety, the splendid Coratina, but allows 20% for other (cheaper) olives.
Granoro uses 100% Coratina right from the heart of the Castel del Monte PDO zone. The olives are grown totally naturally, without the use of pesticides or chemical fertilizers. It’s amazing to witness the olives harvested by hand and immediately cold pressed using ancient millstones.
The oil is delicate and fruity with low acidity. It has a nice piquant aftertaste due to high levels of polyphenols and antioxidants present in the Coratina (good for the arteries and skin). It is green with yellow reflexes. A great all-rounder for salads, veg, fish and meats.
NB. EV olive oils at this price are usually a mix of different oils, often of unknown origin.