KATZ Olive Oils - DECEMBER'S NEW OIL
 
NAPA VALLEY & SUISUN VALLEY
     HONEY       PRESERVES     ESTATE OLIVE OILS     ARTISAN VINEGARS       KATZ PANTRY       HOME / FOOD SERVICE       ACCESSORIES       GIFTS
   » STORE » KATZ Olive Oils » DECEMBER'S NEW OIL ACCOUNT . LOGIN  .  MY BASKET  .  CHECKOUT   
 

KATZ DECEMBER'S NEW OIL, "Olio Nuovo" 375 ml. $27

Thank you for your enthusiasm and support! Our harvest was the best yet, so once this oil has settled in the barrels, we will have plenty of oil for 2020...see you next year!

Harvest Notes From Albert...how it began

We began our 2019 olive harvest November 4th on a cold, clear fall morning with our organically grown trees teeming with fruit this year! After last year’s paltry crop yield, this is a bumper crop year in the making, and we still have much more left to harvest. We anticipate we will be picking and pressing for most of this month with breaks as we wait for each cultivar (variety) to let us know it is time.

In a couple of weeks, I will be begin checking all my harvest and tasting notes so we can blend our 2019 KATZ December's New Oil. We just pressed some bright, green and spicy oil from the Leccino and Frantoio, which is our earliest ripening fruit. Both of these cultivars are very grassy and assertive at this stage and I will certainly be adding this oil to create the robust flavor and spicy 'kick' people have come to expect from our olio nuovo.

Ciao, Albert Katz

P.S. This freshly milled olive oil is meant to be used without delay and with GUSTO!

HARVEST GALLERY
The Harvest - Bringing The Olives In - by Jeffery G. Katz
Click Here To Read More...

The Story of Olio Nuovo: The first olive oil off the press each year has a pungent, fruity and rustic character. It long has been a tradition in Italy to celebrate this new olive oil each year. In Northern Italy it is referred to as olio nuovo, in Southern Italy as olio novello, and here at KATZ we refer to it as December's New Oil. It's the first expression of the olive harvest, and while the time to savor it is fleeting, it is oh so enjoyable. Oil at this stage is still rich with suspended particles of chlorophyll-laden olives that give it a bold, green color, a truly unctuous texture, and an intense flavor.

The oil begins to settle out as soon as it is pressed, but it won't be until we are into the new year - around two months after bottling - that much of the explosive flavor will mellow and mature, allowing for a more stable and long lasting oil. But then again, no one buys our December's New Oil to let it sit on the shelf…they buy it to enjoy the heightened color and flavor in some simple but traditional ways…a good loaf of rustic bread, sliced and grilled, then slathered with KATZ Organic December's New Oil and lightly sprinkled with a pinch of good salt – this is always our first taste - as it is in Italy with olio nuovo and olio novello.

December's New Oil:

40% Leccino (provides a nice, floral and spice quality and an "unctuousness" to the oil)

60% Frantoio & Maurino (more classic "Tuscan" flavors of artichoke, herbs and a grassiness with pungency and verve!)

The goal is to highlight the rustic charm of the new oil with a few simple ingredients, and there is no end to the number of ways you can showcase its amazing flavor. Poached eggs over toast, a hearty lentil soup with some fresh kale or chard, creamy polenta with a with a simply roasted chicken or duck, and grilled fish all finished with a liberal drizzle of December's New Oil...Bravo!

But no matter how you cook with your KATZ Organic December's New Oil, use it up quickly with passion and gusto!

MORE OPTIONS

KATZ DECEMBER'S NEW OIL - Sold Out Until 2020[KDOB] $27.00 Reviews sold out
Copyright © 2019 KATZ
Currently viewing:  KATZ Olive Oils - DECEMBER'S NEW OIL

Sign up for our E-Newsletter

Exclusive Discount Offers!