Testa di Moro, Le Sciare, Extra Virgin Olive Oil (0.5L/16.9oz)
Frantoio Romano Vincenzo’s “PREMIUM” line of Sicilian Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
LE SCIARE in Sicilian dialect is that land invested in the past by a flow of lava which was then hardened. The accumulations of lava slag smoothed by time have characterized the soils of the area enriching them with minerals and exclusive properties of the territory at the base of Etna Vulcano.
“Le Sciare” comes from a selection of olives of the Nocellara dell’ Etna, Tonda Iblea, Biancolilla varieties in varying percentages from year to year, harvested in volcanic soils of the Etna vulcano.
One of the most famous “symbols” of Sicily is to provide a handcrafted object combined with one of the Sicilian oils, to leave a memory of this land and an object to keep even after the content is finished. The legend of the “Moro” (Arabic) head dates back to the 11th century, when the Mori’s invaded Sicily and became part of the population, so much so that it blended perfectly with the Sicilian population. The history of this vase is in the label of the bottle with all the details of the origin of this vase which is found throughout Sicily.
The story of Testa di Moro is heavily featured in HBO TV series, The White Lotus - Season 2.
Area of Production: the slopes of Mount Etna and Simeto Valley
Elevation: 500–800 meters above sea level
Free Acidic Content (% of Oleic Acid): from 0.10 to 0.40
Harvest Method: by hand with the aid of combs, facilitating machines and collection nets.
Harvesting Period: veraison
Pressing Method: integral continuous within 8 hours after harvesting.
Smell: medium fruity with sensation of freshly cut grass
Taste: bitter and spicy with tomato aftertaste
Pairings: It is appreciated raw and to season legumes and roasts
Packaging: bottle 0.50L / 16.9oz