Olio Nuovo means “new oil” and is olive oil fresh from the mill, released to consumers shortly after production. Olio Nuovo is best characterized has having strong green fruit aromas and high pungency, reminding many of freshly cut grass, black pepper, and herbs fresh from the garden. McEvoy Olio Nuovo has notes of green olive, herbaceous artichoke, and green apple. Try McEvoy Olio Nuovo drizzled over fresh pasta along with a generous shaving of Parmigiano Reggiano or over toasted bread with a sprinkling of sea salt.
As it is a seasonal delicacy, olio nuovo is best used quickly. This will ensure that the strong characteristic flavors can be fully enjoyed. Over time flavors decrease and sediment that was not removed during a racking period can cause anaerobic fermentation and break down of the oil.