Tasting notes: almond, green pepper, arugula, black pepper, green fruit
Cooking with olive oil: The best food pairing of Frantoio is with ingredients of intense taste and aroma such as beefsteak, truffles, game or matured cheese.
Storage: Keep in a cool and dry place, away from direct sunlight.
Frantoio is a highly esteemed Italian olive variety, originally from the Tuscany region. In Istria, it has been grown since the 1940s Frantoio olive oil has a very fruity taste with beautiful aromas.
It is light green olive oil, with a scent and dominating taste of fresh olive fruit, almond and aromatic herbs; moderately bitter, with a strong pepperoncino pungency.
When you add Frantoio olive oil to meals with robust and intense flavour, such as truffles, beefsteak, venison, goose liver, mature cheese or wild asparagus, this powerful extra virgin olive oil will undoubtedly create new magic of gourmet pleasures.
If you would like to learn more about different olive varieties and what olive variety pairs well with certain foods, we recommend reading the following articles:
Flos Olei – 5 times among the world´s best olive oils
An olive oil Bible, the Flos Olei, renowned guide to top-quality olive oils of the world, also recognized the top quality of Vergal olive oils. The hard work and love put into producing Vergal extra virgin olive oil varietals Frantoio and Leccino paid off as this year, again, Vergal is one of the world´s best olive oils in Flos Olei guide 2021.
Vergal is listed in Flos Olei, a specialized guide on the best extra virgin olive oils. 2017. – 2021., 2013. – 2015.
Other than being repeatedly mentioned in the most highly distinguished world guide to olive oils Flos Olei, Vergal has also won many national and international awards for its top olive oil quality.
Exciting news coming from Paris AVPA competition - May 2020
Vergal extra virgin olive oil collected two awards:
Frantoio got Gourmet award in the category Intense Ripe Taste extra virgin olive oils
Leccino was awarded a silver medal in the category Medium Ripe Taste extra virgin olive oils.
2019, 2018. – GOLD AWARD – Vergal Frantoio was named one of the best olive oils in the world in 2018 and won a gold medal in the category of delicate monovarietal olive oils.
2018 – Vergal Frantoio awarded a gold gourmet medal at the World Edible Oils International Contest AVPA.
April 2017 – BEST in CLASS – Vergal Frantoio won the prestigious Best in Class award in the category of delicate monovarietal oils (out of 12 categories for the northern hemisphere).
L’Agence pour la Valorisation des Produits Agricoles (AVPA), Paris
AVPA is a non-profit organization that brings together manufacturers from all over the world.
Vergal won a Gold Award at the 2019 NYIOOC World Olive Competition.
The NYIOOC World Olive Oil Competition is held each spring in New York City. The NYIOOC is the world’s largest and most prestigious olive oil contest and its annual listing of award winners. The New York Olive Oil Competition is the authoritative guide to the year’s best extra virgin olive oils. The 2019 competition saw over 900 entries from 26 countries participating — the widest variety of Extra Virgin olive oils ever assembled in one place.