Monovarietal 2018: Piantone di Mogliano
What is a monovarietal olive oil?
A Monovarietal oil comes from one single olive variety. Each olive variety has different characteristics, so as a monovarietal this is not blended with others and has a well-defined flavour.
The Piantone olive tree is of moderate size with high-density foliage and fruit, and grows at 600 metres altitude. Its fruit is peculiar: a little rounded, medium to large, a bit like a small lime. The extra virgin olive oil produced is slightly fruity with green cut grass scents, hints of almond and tomato.
The Piantone olives in this monovarietal extra virgin olive oil come from small groves in Mogliano, a little village in Le Marche. At the time of the Roman Empire, Mogliano was a land of olive trees, becoming the main olive oil supplier for the city of Rome.
Taste your Piantone di Mogliano
Insalata di Polpo & Patate
Le Marche is home to rolling hills but also a stretch of the coast of the Adriatic sea which is abundant with seafood. So naturally, the cultivars of the areas go well with this. Try this octopus salad with your Piantone di Mogliano extra virgin olive oil.
- 1 Octopus
- 2 large boiled potatoes, peeled &
- cut into 1 1/2 inch cubes
- 1/4 cup pitted kalamata olive
- 1/4 cup fresh parsley leaves
- 1/3 cup of Piantone di Mogliano
- extra virgin olive oil
- Salt to taste
In a large pot, place the cleaned octopus and add 1 glass of cold water. Simmer
for 45 minutes, then turn off the heat and leave for 10 minutes. Drain, and allow
to come to room temperature. Cut the octopus into 1 1/2-inch pieces and place
in a bowl along with the cooled potatoes, olives and parsley. Dress with Piantone
di Mogliano oil and salt. Gently toss to mix, then serve on a platter.
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