Our delicate-tasting olive oil is produced from Peranzana olives, delicately cultivated by the Guglielmi family in the Puglia region of Italy. Puglia happens to be the place of production of some of the most delicious olive oils in the world. The mild climate and nutrient-rich soil provide the optimal conditions for growing olives. For generations the Guglielmi family have been growing their olives in Puglia and their olive oil is one of the best you can taste. Peranzana olives, known for their delicate flavor, are the source of an olive oil that goes perfectly with dishes whose taste is also subtle. It won't dominate your food; rather, it will accentuate the natural flavors of the meal you are preparing.
The Peranzana olive is a cultivar believed to have originated in Puglia, Italy around 1300. The name Peranzana is believed to be a dialectal transformation of the word "Provenzale", which derives from the Provence region of France. The Peranzana olive is a small oval-shaped olive with a high oil content and a fruity flavor with almond aromas. This olive is commonly used for oil production and as a table olive.
Harvested during the first weeks of October, the olives are then transported to the family's state-of-the-art oil mill where they are cold pressed within two hours of harvesting, in order to preserve all of their organoleptic properties. Such attention to detail has earned the Guglielmi family several industry accolades for the quality of their oils. This is what prompted Favuzzi to collaborate with them to make this exceptional and delicate oil, as well as the robust oil produced from Coratina: the queen of Puglia cultivars.
An olive oil with delicate aromas goes best with dishes with subtle flavors. It is the ideal ingredient to enhance the taste of tartars, raw or steamed fish, white meats, delicate sauces and green salads.
The Peranzana olives, typical of northern Puglia, are harvested during the first weeks of October by the Guglielmi family. Transported to the ultra-modern family oil mill, the olives are cold pressed less than two hours after harvesting so that all their organoleptic properties are preserved. This attention to detail has earned the Guglielmi family many industry accolades for the quality of their oils; this is what led the Favuzzi company to want to collaborate with it to create this exceptional delicate oil as well as the pronounced oil produced with the queen of Puglia cultivars, Coratina.
It is said that the Peranzana cultivar was introduced to the lands of Puglia around 1300 by the Angevins. The name Peranzana is a dialectal transformation of the word Provenzale (Provençal or “from Provence”).
Favuzzi Délicate oil is produced and signed by Saverio Guglielmi, whose family business has been producing top quality olive oil since 1954. The estate covers an area of more than 170 hectares, which is subject to a meticulous culture.
Andria, Puglia, Italy.