CRUSH DATE: NOVEMBER 2016
Frantoio varietals are originally from Italy, but this
beautiful, robust Frantoio is grown in Spain by the
world-renowned grower Acetates Melgarejo. It is
intensely herbaceous with notes of savory herb
and capsicum. It is has a big, desirable peppery
finish due to it being chock full of healthy antioxidants.
It is ideal for cooking, sautéing, or adding to antioxidant
Organoleptic Taste Panel Assessment (at time of crush):
Fruitiness: 5.0 Bitterness: 4.0 Pungency: 4.5
Chemistry Analysis (as measured at time of crush):
FFA: 0.20 PV: 3.9 POLY: 362ppm OLEIC: 70.9 DAGs: 94.1 PPP: <1.0
About the Grower
Aceites Melgarejo is located in Pegalajar, Jaen, Spain.
Melgarejo is a family-run grove dating back to the 1780s
when the current owner’s great-great-grandfather