1839 Extra Virgin Olive Oil

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In 1839 William and Elizabeth Oliver travelled to South Australia from Scotland. Their passage from Liverpool to Adelaide was aboard the sailing ship “Delhi’. In 1841 they chose to settle in McLaren Vale, attracted by the ideal farming land which had been recently surveyed for white settlers. Sheep and cattle were raised and orchards and vineyards were planted immediately upon arrival.

TASTING NOTE

AROMA
Fresh grassy aroma with a hint of nuttiness
PALATE
Accessing the absolute best olive crop from the first weeks of the 2021 pressing season in McLaren Vale, we have blended the Frantoio (40%), Leccino(40%) and Coratina(20%) varieties at the peak of their flavour intensity. Robust and creamy, balanced with a wonderful lingering pepperiness.
HISTORY

In 1839 William and Elizabeth Oliver traveled to South Australia from Scotland. Their passage from Scotland to Adelaide
was aboard the sailing ship “Delhi’. Sight unseen, they committed to purchase an 80 acre section of land in McLaren Vale from the South Australia Company who had recently surveyed land from the new South Australian colony for free settlers. A homestead was built, wells dug, sheep and cattle were raised, orchards and vineyards were planted, and six generations later, we are still farming the same land. Olives have always been planted on the Taranga property, so we work with local second generation olive oil maker Dominic Scarfo who uses a centrifuge press, allowing us to create this beautiful Cold Pressed Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

GRAPE VARIETY

Frantoio 40%
Leccino 40%
Coratina 20%

REGION
100% McLaren Vale