OLIVE HARVEST 2020
The Olive harvest just finished and will be remembered for many years to come as it was memorable for the quantity of olives we picked.
The mild spring allowed a very generous fruit set! We rarely saw so many olives as this year ! The phase in which the plant accumulates oil in the olives is precisely the phase of late summer, that was rather dry this year. For this reason even if the olives were so so many, the yields were quite low. Then, the amount of oil we get, is not been higher in quantity than a regular vintage, but the quality is much better! As always this year we picked the four different varietals (Frantoio, Leccino, Moraiolo and Correggiolo) that we have at Nittardi separately starting with Frantoio on October 19th and finishing with Correggiolo 10 days later.
There with modern extraction technologies, delicate pressing and a careful quality control we obtained extraordinary results in terms of aromas and an extremely low acidity of less than 0.19% . Created from a superior and fruity cuvée of Leccino, Moraiolo, Correggiolo and Frantoio olives, our Oliva di Nittardi shows an powerful notes of avocado and artichoke with hints of almonds and pine followed by a spicy finish peppery. Oliva di Nittardi is ideal for the refinement of carpaccio, grilled vegetables, and red meats.