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Corona Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil - 500ml
Corona Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil


 
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Region of origin: APULIA (PUGLIA)
Flavor category: STRONGLY FRUITY
Smell: Cut grass and artichoke
Flavor: Green olive and fresh fruit; well balanced bitter and quite strong peppery aftertaste
Size: 500ml
Uses: Excellent for sauces, very good on grilled meat, cooked vegetables and soups

In the heel of the Italian boot, on the Adriatic Sea west of Greece, is an area crowned with olives like the Corona extra virgin olive oil it produces. Apulia (Puglia) produces up to half of all the olive oil in Italy; sometimes 15% of worldwide production. Centuries ago, olive oil was processed in a way unique to Puglia, in underground mills carved out of the limestone landscape. Oil is still pressed between grindstones, but above ground now.

On one of the highest hills in Puglia, near the octagonal fortress of Castel del Monte, a group of olive growers banded together and created a cooperative almost fifty years ago. Since then they have been producing full-bodied Corona extra virgin olive oil, obtained by traditional pressing of the Coratina olives native to Puglia.

The Coratina olives are hand-picked in October, still green. This is what gives Corona olive oil its strong fruitiness. Then the olives are transported from the groves to the mill -- from the oliveti to the frantoio -- as quickly as possible for processing. The olives are always cold pressed on the same day they are harvested and into the night to ensure the freshest olive oil. This scrupulous handling produces Corona, with a tantalizing fresh cut grass and artichoke aroma. But this oil is no tease. The pay-off is on the palate: an extra virgin olive oil that strikes the perfect balance among richly fruity,bitter, and peppery. Corona deserves its crown.

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5 of 5 Love the quality. October 10, 2019
Reviewer: Lisa Bell from Los Angeles, CA United States  


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5 of 5 Quality Matters!!! August 5, 2019
Reviewer: Living in Virginia from Herndon, VA United States  
Supreme quality!

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5 of 5 July 11, 2018
Reviewer: Idit Dobbsweinstein from NASHVILLE, TN United States  


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5 of 5 Corona Olive Oil September 20, 2017
Reviewer: Emily Siwek from Naples, FL United States  
Haven't used it yet.

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5 of 5 Extra Virgin Olive Oil October 20, 2015
Reviewer: Michael S from New York, NY United States  
Wonderful

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