Extra Virgin Olive Oils are classified as Mild, Medium, and Robust. Many producers will blend their oils to create a consistent flavour palate for each year. We have chosen to produce single varietals to focus on the characteristics of each variety - Picual, Frantoio, and Leccino. The weather also plays a part in the flavours produced as does the time chosen to harvest. Wetter years can produce less robust oils and later picked olives are often softer on the palate and may not keep as long. Our preference is for extra virgins with lots of flavour and often this means they are more robust or peppery.
Each year we enter competitions to guarantee the quality of our oils. In 2023 we entered the Australian International Olive Awards. This show has entries from all over Australia and overseas and judging panels in Australia and other olive producing countries such as Italy and Spain. This year we received Gold medals for each of our extra virgin olive oils - Picual, Frantoio and Leccino.
Following are the judges’ comments:
Fresh aroma of mixed green herbs, freshly picked salad leaves, citrus blossom, and tomato stem. Great transfer to the palate with additional sweet tropical notes and savoury green almond. Creamy avocado mouthfeel. Balanced bitterness and pepper with a slight green astringency that adds texture and interest to the oil. A lingering flavourful finish with a rocket and black peppercorn kick.
A clear note of fresh almonds, green olives, and lemon leaf aromas. Very elegant and attractive. Great transfer to palate. Very pleasant spicy white pepper in an intense long elegant pungency. The flavours of almond and liquorice mixed together create a complex mouth with a long finish.
Good intense aromas of fresh green olive, aromatic herbs, spice, ripe banana, and camomile. Lovely transfer of aromas to the palate. Good creamy mouthfeel. Intense pungency and bitterness with walnut and liquorice notes and a thistle finish. Good persistence and nice harmony.
All three varieties we produce are available for purchase in either 500 mL bottles or 4 L tins.
In past years we have produced flavoured oils - lemon-lime agrumato and a chilli oil.
Unfortunately this year both flavoured oils are unavailable.