Morgenster Monte Marcello Olive Oil 500ml
Monte Marcello, depicted on the front label, is owned by Giulio Bertrand and is built around the tower that dates back to the 12th Century. The home is situated in Liguria, on the border with Tuscany. Ligurian olives are the inspiration for this late harvest variety in the range of Morgenster’s exceptional extra virgin olive oils. Inspired by a traditional practice of the oil growers of Liguria, Giulio has brought this time-honoured custom to South Africa.
The production will always be small and exclusive and only in years when mother nature intervenes as she is wont to do. The Ligurian olives used to make this oil have a strange habit of occasionally maturing much later than normal; around July/August in South Africa. The late ripening of the olives produces a pale gold olive oil with a distinct sweetness and soft velvety mouth feel. The oil reminds Giulio of the olives that surround his home, Monte Marcello, hence it carries its name proudly and with distinction.