The 2017 harvest, which started in the middle of October, was the earliest anyone can remember, thanks largely to the drought caused by ‘Lucifer’, the heatwave creating a state of emergency in 11 regions. The long, dry summer also resulted in small olives, as they contained little water.  The result are oils which have great intensity of flavour, even better appreciated when fresh.

Liberty Wines, the exclusive importer of these oils, only took delivery in the final week of November/ first week of December, rarely is there an opportunity to taste oils so soon off the press!