This extra virgin olive oil in a hand painted burgundy splatter ceramic bottle is from one of Italy’s oldest olive-growing regions, and doubles up as a piece of art for your kitchen. The combination of a Galantino ribbon, red wax seal, and claret-coloured splatter effect makes for a particularly stylish gift for wine lovers.
The olive oil is cold-pressed on traditional stone mills by the Galantino family, who have been producing oil for nearly a century. The oil has a medium-fruity flavour, with aromas of artichokes and green herbs. It has warming peppery afternotes, and a lingering hint of almond. Use in seafood dishes, or in light, summery salads. Ideal for foccacia-making or olive oil and Vin Santo cake-baking. Lovingly decorated by hand, each bottle is unique with its own character.
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.
How to open
These ceramic bottles are corked and can be opened with a traditional T-shaped wine corkscrew. The bottle's cork is much shorter than a regular wine bottle, so only a couple of screws are needed to get a firm grip. Pull out in a controlled and slow movement. If the cork breaks, a Cork Stopper will allow for a controlled pour and to preserve the oil.
Ingredients: 100% extra virgin olive oil.
Allergy advice: None
Storage: Keep away from heat and direct sunlight.
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