This elegant bottle of Galantino’s Tuscia Corda extra virgin olive oil is perfect for the table. Cold-pressed on traditional stone mills, this fragrant, fruity oil has notes of artichokes and almonds. Its lingering peppery finish is a perfect partner to tangy sourdough, tomatoes and white fish. Use it for dressing salads and finishing soups, or drizzle over whipped ricotta-topped griddled peaches.
The Galantino family business was started in 1926, when Vito Galantino, an extra virgin olive oil taster, transformed a nineteenth century mill house into an olive mill, with a dream to make a world-class product.
Now run by the third generation, the Galantino family embraces ancient craftsmanship with modern innovation; traditional stone grinders are used alongside cold-extraction centrifugation systems. In 1990, Vito’s son, Dr Michele Galantino, produced the company’s first flavoured oils after he rediscovered the ancient technique of crushing the olives together with fresh citrus, herbs, or chillies, resulting in delicious, natural flavours, without any added essences.
Galantino is based in the mediaeval town of Bisceglie, Apuglia – the region that produces more olives than any other in the world. Perched on the Adriatic coast and steeped in history, Galantino uses olives from the family’s 47-hectare “La Fenice” estate and from 2000 trusted growers. “La Fenice” is home to ancient olive groves of over 15,000 Ogliarola and Coratina trees: a stunning visual feast spanning as far as the eye can see.
The olives are harvested between October and December, when they are at their perfect stage of ripeness, which is judged using the time-honoured technique of hand-shaking branches, then gently catching any falling fruit in canvas “hammocks”.
This dedication to meticulous husbandry, with careful pruning, drip-irrigation and ultra-modern pest control detection, reduces the use of pesticides to an absolute minimum.
All their olives are carefully selected and washed before they are crushed on traditional stone mills.
Ingredients: 100% extra virgin olive oil.
Allergy advice: None
Storage: Keep away from heat and direct sunlight.
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