MCEVOY RANCH
GENERAL OLIVE TREE INFO

TUSCAN OLIVE VARIETIES

Tuscan oil tends to taste more peppery, pungent, and green than other olive oils due to its relatively high polyphenol level. To harvest in advance of winter freezes, Tuscan farmers pick their crops earlier than farmers from other regions in Italy, when the fruit is still a mix of green and purple. This practice of early harvest yields a more pungent oil.

At McEvoy Ranch, our harvest generally spans mid-November to mid-December to create an oil with this classic Tuscan flavor profile. The ranch orchards consist of Frantoio, Leccino, Moraiolo, Pendolino, Maurino, Leccio del Corno and Coratina trees.

Some examples of Tuscan oil blends follow. The non-Tuscan addition of Puglia’s Coratina variety is added for pungency.

TRADITIONAL BLEND
35% Frantoio
35% Moraiolo
20% Leccino
5% Coratina
5% Pendolino and/or Maurino (for pollination)

SLIGHTLY MORE PEPPERY BLEND
40% Frantoio
40% Moraiolo
10% Coratina
5% Leccino
5% Pendolino and/or Maurino (for pollination)

SLIGHTLY MILDER BLEND
20% Frantoio
20% Moraiolo
50% Leccino
10% Pendolino and/or Maurino (for pollination)

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    Olio Nuovo Olive Oil - Case (375mL)

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    Steeped in the Italian tradition of creating a "New Oil," our 2018 bottling can be summed in one word - GREEN. Phenomenal notes of green olive, raw artichoke, freshly cut grass, and the herbaceous flavors of bitter greens and green tea. There's an ever so slight hint of cinnamon from the Leccino olive that enthralls us. Balanced with just a bit of bitterness so you know it is Olio Nuovo with a pungency in the throat that reminds you why old traditions are good to keep. learn more »
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    $205.00
    This gift set has our McEvoy Ranch Market Tote bag with long handles to comfortably take you to your favorite farmers' market. Can be used for trips to the bookstore, yoga studio, or whatever you'd like! Of course, the extra bonus is our AbFab Certified Organic Extra Virgin Traditional Blend Olive Oil. We recommend you take that out of the bag and use it! learn more »
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    $78.00
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