Isle of Olive’s top selection olive oil for 2016. Argali is a superior organic extra virgin olive oil from Gargalianoi, Messinia in the Peloponnese. The creation of Giovanni Bianchi, an Italian with a great love of Greece, this is a small batch olive oil that comes from a family run business that is driven by the passion for excellence rather than profit. We can assure you that they have done pretty well, Argali is one of the best olive oils made with the popular Koroneiki variety that we have ever tried. And you don’t have to take our word for it, as these are the awards that Argali has collected this year:
- Best in Class – New York International Olive oil competition 2016
- Gold Medal – BIOL international olive oil competition 2016
- Gold Medal – Athena International olive oil competition 2016
- Silver Award – London International olive oil competition 2016
- Prestige Gold – TerraOlivo 2016 Israel
The olive oil exhibits wonderful aromas of fresh olive fruit which last in the nose. The flavour is rich, strong and determined. The outright spiciness which is a testament of the richness in polyphenols and oleic acid that characterises this olive oil quickly fades away to give its place to the real olive’s taste. Bitter notes, characteristic of the Koroneiki variety complete the picture to give a balanced and rounded taste.
The Argali olive oil is not only superior in taste, but has one of the highest concentrations in polyphenols and oleic acid, those compounds in olive oil that keep levels of bad cholesterol low and contribute to good health.
- Extra virgin
- Variety: Koroneiki
- Cold extraction
- Origin: Gargalianoi, Messinia
- Net content: 500ml