il circolo olive oil is harvested early in the year, which reduces the yield, but allows for a particularly aromatic oil. The harvest is done by hand and the olives are processed on the same day in the nearby oil mill to minimize fermentation.
The olive variety Tonda Iblea is grown mainly in the south of Sicily. This sunny region has an EU protected designation of origin for Tonda Iblea and is known worldwide for premium quality olive oil. Tonda Iblea has an intense fruity aroma of green tomatoes and notes of basil and celery, combined with a pleasant piquancy and bitterness on the finish. Bitterness and piquancy are indicators for antioxidants and for the quality of fresh olive oils.
Pairing Tonda Iblea
Tonda Iblea is the ideal choice for connoisseurs who prefer olive oils with a forceful yet balanced aroma. In dishes with contrasting flavors, when the aromas intensify, you need an oil that contributes to the composition with its unique character. Tonda Iblea is a favorite match in this type of dish: mixed salads (including fruit), soups (for example minestrone), vegetables (raw, stewed, cooked, roasted), bruschetta, pasta with fish and vegetables, oven-baked fish, shellfish, grilled meats and carpaccio. Due to the high heat resistance, it is ideal for roasting, grilling or cooking with a wok.
The olive variety Moresca is mainly grown on the Syracuse side of the Monti Iblei in Sicily. The region has an EU protected designation of origin for Moresca. This olive variety is very balanced with a medium-fruity, elegant aroma of artichoke, almonds, and herbs. The pleasantly bitter and piquant notes on the finish are indicators of antioxidants and the quality of a fresh olive oil.
Moresca is the ideal choice for connoisseurs who prefer fine olive oils. Because of its balanced and elegant character, Moresca olive oil is ideal with raw and cooked fish, squid, shellfish, and in seafood salads. The fruity aroma of Moresca also comes to its full potential in sauces, bruschetta, and polenta, or with white meat, legumes and salads. Due to its high heat resistance, our olive oil is also ideal for roasting, grilling and in a wok.