At a 2013 December tasting in Rome, we met up with Sabrina Bonamini for the first time and proceeded to taste some of the greatest light fruit olive oils we had ever had from Italy! After several hours of intense 2013 oils from Coratina, Leccino and Moraiolo it was fantastic to try her elegant, creamy and full of fruit oils made from Grignano and Favarol. Sabrina and her brother Giancarlo own 6,500 trees in the hills north east of Verona in the Valpolicella DOP. The family dates back several hundred years in the area but the great push for quality started in 1965 when their father Stefano bought out the rest of the family and concentrated the efforts of the farm. See more
Bonamini DOP Veneto Valpolicella 2016
500 ml - $21.49
Polyphenol count: 380 ppm
Harvest and Crush Date: October 17th 2016
50% Favarol 50% Grignan. Beautiful straw color with light green edges, gorgeous aromas of banana, lettuce, apple, grass. Very fresh and complex with flavors of banana fruit, celery and grass follow on the palate, round and creamy. See more
Excellent all around olive oil for the kitchen. Try soft frying farm fresh eggs, homade aioli, finishing grilled white fish, vegetable risotto, and serve on desert cakes like lemon pound cake. Must Try!
• 97 points – Flos Olei Guide 2017