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Olio Nuovo: Freshly Pressed Olive Oil

Pre-order 2016 Olio Nuovo before September 23rd for December delivery.


Olio nuovo is the first extra virgin olive oil to be released each year, meant to be enjoyed as soon as it comes out of the centrifuge. These freshly pressed oils are vibrant green in color with a robust taste and polyphenols galore. In short, olio nuovo is olive oil in its most intense, raw state . . . the ultimate condiment. Read More

Pre-order 2016 Olio Nuovo before September 23rd for December delivery.

A Live Superfood
Olio nuovo is the first extra virgin olive oil to be released each year,
meant to be enjoyed as soon as it comes out of the centrifuge. These freshly pressed oils are vibrant green in color with a robust taste and polyphenols galore. In short, olio nuovo is olive oil in its most intense, raw state . . . the ultimate condiment. 

The Beginnings
Manicaretti set a new trend in 1993 when we delivered freshly pressed, unfiltered Capezzana Olio Nuovo to customers in San Francisco. Today, our olio nuovo selection also includes Titone from Sicily, Olio Verde from Gianfranco Becchina in Sicily, and the Marchesi de’ Frescobaldi’s Laudemio Olio Nuovo from Tuscany. All are available on a pre-order basis.

The Tradition
Olio nuovo (like Beaujolais nouveau) is meant to be enjoyed now.
The annual release of olio nuovo between October and November is much anticipated in Italy and is one of the few occasions that you will find Italians dipping fresh bread directly into oil or drenching grilled bread with oil.

The Excitement
This time of year, a bottle of olio nuovo is a fixture on most Italian tables,
often enjoyed simply in a pinzimonio (raw vegetables with a bowl of olio nuovo and sea salt for dipping). At Manicaretti, we believe that, during olio nuovo season, you should basically be swimming in the oil . . . you should have a glossy chin all day long . . . .

The Benefits
A live superfood, olio nuovo should be drizzled copiously over hearty soups, slow-cooked beans and grilled meats, tossed generously in salads (no need for vinegar, as olio nuovo is flavor enough) and taken by the tablespoon just for health—it has polyphenols galore. 

Use immediately. Pour abundantly.

  • = Award Winner
  • = Gluten Free
  • = Food Service or Bulk Available