Monte Marcello EVOO

morgenster monte marcelloMonte Marcello Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Producer: Morgenster

Product Description

Monte Marcello, depicted on the front label, is owned by Giulio Bertrand and is built around the tower that dates back to the 12th Century. The home is situated in Liguria, on the border with Tuscany. Ligurian olives are the inspiration for this late harvest variety in the range of Morgenster’s exceptional extra virgin olive oils. Inspired by a traditional practice of the oil growers of Liguria, Giulio has brought this time honoured custom to South Africa.

The production will always be small and exclusive and only in years when mother nature intervenes as she is wont to do. The Ligurian olives used to make this oil have a strange habit of occasionally maturing much later than normal; around July/August in South Africa. The late ripening of the olives produces a pale gold olive oil with a distinct sweetness and soft velvety mouth feel. The oil reminds Giulio of the olives that surround his home, Monte Marcello, hence it carries its name proudly and with distinction.

Tasting Notes

The first whiff is of fresh very ripe olives. By warming the oil slightly with your hand the secondary aromas of sweet ripe apples and toasted almonds will become more evident.

When tasting Monte Marcello Extra Virgin Olive oil, you will be presented with sweet creamy flavours, toasted almonds and creamed honey. It is a delicate oil that leaves you with a very clean finish. As you swallow the oil you will notice the soft, velvet and creamy feel on the roof of your mouth with hints of vanilla and halva. These distinct soave characteristics are true of the very late harvest olives originating in Liguria.

Size Formats

500ml Glass Bottle

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Morgenster Wine & Olive Estate

Morgenster Wine & Olive Estate in Somerset West, 35 minutes from Cape Town, is at the gateway to the Western Cape wine-growing region. It is a thriving olive and wine farm dating back to 1711, producing internationally acclaimed Bordeaux-style wines and extra virgin olive oil of astounding quality.
Morgenster Wine & Olive Estate