SOLD OUT OF OUR BONDOLIO EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL
DETAILS: In February of 2018 we had an unusual weather event of light rain followed by a cold 32F morning. This event happened exactly when our olive trees were in bloom and filled with pollen. The unusual weather negatively impacted total yield on our farm resulting in about 50% less fruit on our trees than we normally see. Each year we sell out of our oil in the third quarter, normally September. But this year, have reached zero olive oil in July.
The good news is our trees are heavy with fruit so this year should be a normal production year for us.
Please check back to our store in December or even better stop by our farm on one of the first 3 Sundays of December for our Bondolio Olio Nuovo open house, mill tour, pizza.
This year’s oil was harvested on November 3, 2018, and it is true to our passion of providing a unique extra virgin olive oil experience for your palate.
Pouring Bondolio provides a visual of golden green EVOO. On its way up to your mouth you will sense a nose of fruit and fresh cut green grass. Traveling across your palate you will taste Bondolio’s complex structure with hints of artichoke and tomato. At the end of the journey in your mouth you will enjoy the traditional Bondolio delayed release of a wonderful phenolic peppery taste. Bondolio, an exquisite extra virgin olive oil.
Creating Bondolio EVOO has always been about our passion for bringing our favorite old world flavors of Sicily to California. Yes they are old world flavors. You see, when the Greeks colonized Sicily around 800 BC, the island quickly became the ancient Greek analogue of the San Francisco Bay area. All things to do with architecture, agriculture and fine cuisine were concentrated on Sicily. Aboard some of the first ships passing from the Greek islands to the island of Sicily were Grecian arborists tending to a precious cargo, olive trees indigenous to Persia. These olive trees were highly prized by the Greek epicurean. The progeny of these trees are found in the orchard at Bondolio and are responsible for the flavors we offer you.
COOC Certified Extra-Virgin
Varietals: Biancollila, Cerasuola, and Nocellera
Stock: Available now
Harvest Date: November 2018
Max time from tree to mill: 90 minutes
Size: 500ml Bottle