Koroneiki Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Country / Region: Chile
Description: Layered with notes of green banana, stone fruit and bitter dandelion greens, this year’s harvest lives up to the signature flavour profile and reputation of a well-made Koroneiki. This classic Greek varietal is a bold example of the complex Koroneiki, and has an exceptional phenolic count. An enjoyable olive oil for those who prefer intense, bold flavours. This classic Greek varietal is both balanced and fresh. The Koroneiki olive grows in abundance in Greece, is very small and difficult to cultivate, but it also has one of the highest oil contents, typically 20-30% oil. The overall yield of oil per tree is much lower, but its return is an oil of exceptional quality. The common production of olive oil per tree is 10 litres, while the Koroneiki variety produces only 1-3 litres of the rich gold-green juice. This small olive, however, delivers a healthy punch and a consistently low acidity. The Koroneiki olive also has a very high level of polyphenols, the chemical substances found in plants that may reduce the risk of heart disease and cancer. The oil is high in oleic acid and very stable, which means it has a very good shelf life. It is a varietal that is also more resistant to insects and droughts than many other olive varietals.
Tasting Profile / Serving Suggestions: This year's Chilean Koroneiki is loaded with green banana flavours, the signature flavour profile of any well made Koroneiki, along with notes of stone fruit and bitter dandelion greens. Our Chilean harvest of this classic Greek varietal is very complex and delightfully pungent with herbaceous and grassy notes and hints of green apple. Very high in polyphenols!! It is a great example of a well made Koroneiki that is fabulous as a finishing oil with any protein filled salad, meats, and all vegetable dishes. Enjoy over bean salads, grilled vegetable dishes and meats, and roasts.
Chemical Analysis at time of crush:
|Free Fatty Acids (FFA):
||478 mg caffeic acid/kg
||577.3 mg caffeic acid/kg
|Harvest / Crush Date:
Non GMO Project Verified
Size: 200ml / 375ml / 750ml
Packaging: Elegantly presented in a dark glass bottle to help prevent exposure to harmful UV light.
NOTE: We bottle only upon receipt of your online order, or in front of you in-store.