This year’s oil was harvested 12 November, 2016.
This year’s Bondolio holds true to our passion of providing a unique 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. This year, the delay might be as much as 10 seconds before you experience the Bondolio finale, an intimate fireworks for your palate to enjoy. This is the signature of the exquisite extra virgin olive oil from Bondolio.
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.
Perhaps the best description of this year’s olive oil is from a gourmet super star and a dear friend in the East San Francisco Bay who wrote to us after serving Bondolio at a private dinner “It went on the fish, it went on the asparagus, it went on the salad. What a huge treat. Vigour and refinement. Guests licking their fingers, getting every bit of dressing out of the salad bowl and platters.”
COOC Certified Extra-Virgin
Varietals: Biancollila, Cerasuola, and Nocellera
Harvest Date: November 2016
Max time from tree to mill: 90 minutes
Size: 500ml Bottle