The Extra virgin Olive Oils we distribute, which are produced by Lucchi & Guastalli, have all a common trait: they all share the characteristic of being unique, with superior quality and own personality.
They go under the symbol and name L’Albero della Vita (the Life Tree).
They are oils made by their nature in limited quantities and it will be a privilege for you to have them on your table.
In Cinque Terre Riviera you will find two type of oil of L’Albero della Vita
1. The Mono Cultivar Razzola
2. The Monocultivar Taggiasca
1. The Mono Cultivar Razzola (Pink Label)
This is the native olive of the Val di Magra. The harvest, in Lucchi & Guastalli own land, takes place mainly in October, as soon as the fruits begin to change color; within 12 hours of harvesting the olives are taken to the mill and cold worked.
Golden yellow in color with green reflections, the nose is rich in vegetal notes of artichoke, lettuce and balsamic hints of rosemary and medicinal herbs. The taste is broad and complex, with tones of artichoke, almond and vanilla. Bitter and spicy are in great balance, contained and harmonious.
Our food suggestions
It fits perfectly with seafood salads, steamed shellfish, grilled fish, baked white meats and fresh cheeses. Ideal for the preparation of Mesciùa, the typical soup of La Spezia cuisine, based on spelled and legumes.It is a golden yellow oil in color with green reflections, the nose is rich in vegetal notes of artichoke, lettuce and balsamic hints of rosemary and medicinal herbs. The taste is broad and complex, with tones of artichoke, almond and vanilla. Bitter and spicy are in great balance, contained and harmonious.
2. The Monocultivar Taggiasca (Orange Label)
It is the hegemonic variety of olive of the Western Ligurian Riviera and it’s world famous for its sweetness. This oil has become, together with the Genoese Pesto, the symbol of Liguria.
Of high productivity, the harvest takes place at medium veraison (change of colour), between November and December.
It is immediately recognisable for its delicate ripe fruitiness, characterised by a distinct sweet sensation and the typical aftertaste of fresh almond.
Our Food Suggestions
Typically used to enhance the aromas of Mediterranean fish, it is the key ingredient of Genoese Pesto and Ligurian sauces, today it is also enhanced in innovative confectionery preparations.
You can buy our oils in two formats: 500 ml and 3 lt.