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Primuruggiu Extra Virgin Olive Oil 750ml

Primuruggiu is the premium amongst premium olive oils. It is an extra virgin olive oil made with 100% Taggiasche olives. According to Gianni Benza, the Taggiasche olive “reveals its soul to you” in this exquisite oil. The oil is called Primuruggiu, which is the local dialect term for the first-flow or first trickles of the stream, and symbolizes the low yield of oil obtained from the olives.

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Immediately after harvesting the olives by hand, they are pressed into a paste by millstones.  The paste is then spread onto straw mats that have sportines in the centre, which direct the flow of oil into a storage container below.  Normally, the mats will be placed on top of each other, and pressed very heavily to extract olive oil.  For Primuruggiu, the straw mats are piled on top of each other, but they are not pressed.  Oil drips immediately.  There is a yield of only 9 kg of oil from 100 kg of olives. Because the olives are not pressed, no bruising occurs.  This means that the flavour remains delicate and perfumed.

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