Illasi, Veneto

At a 2013 December tasting in Rome, we met up with Sabrina Bonamini. We tasted oils with an elegant, creamy flavor and full of fruit oils made from Grignano and Favarol. The Giancarlos 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 with their father Stefano.