Our Frantoio is an Australian-grown Italian varietal that has a wonderful herbaceous aroma with a hint of citrus. This is a medium-style oil that has notes of fig, green almond, mint and fresh hops with a balanced, peppery finish. A versatile oil that can be used for all applications including frying, finishing your favourite dishes, or as part of a marinade. We love to use it as the base for homemade pesto!
Bag-in-Box Freshness is the key to quality olive oil and with that in mind we have developed the perfect packaging for our larger volume (2L and 15L) EVOO products. The 'bag in box' protects our oil from its two greatest enemies - light and oxygen, keeping the oil fresher, for longer.
Our Premium Promise All Mount Zero Olive Oil is cold-pressed (room temperature) just hours after harvest to maintain premium quality. Similarly, our 100% Australian olive oils come from the first pressing of the olives which is what the term 'extra virgin' refers to.
Don't Spill a Drop! We've added a new and improved tap system to the 2L bag-in-box products and want to make sure you don't lose a drop! To eliminate wastage and mess, please turn the tap off until you feel a 'click'. And voila! Fresh extra virgin olive oil for the life of the product.
Silver Medal, Australian International Olive Awards
The Australian International Olive Awards (AIOA) is one of the most comprehensive olive oil and table olive competitions in the world. Its aim is to professionally judge extra virgin olive oil, flavoured olive oils and table olives from around the globe, uncover those with the highest quality and flavour and then award them medals and trophies in recognition of excellence.
For the second year in a row, our Frantoio EVOO has received accolades from the AIOA judges, with them awarding us with a Silver Medal. Here's what the judges had to say about it:
"Green herbaceous aroma with cut grass, green apples, rocket, hay, warm spice, and green almonds. Clean, creamy mouthfeel with some sweetness mid-palate. Balanced with a low level of bitterness and a building chilli pungency."
Chemistry / Nutrition:
- Total Biophenols; 174 parts per million. Biophenols are the antioxidants that give extra virgin olive oil its great flavour (pepperiness & bitterness) and incredible health properties. Typical oils range between 120 ppm and 350 pmm.
- Free Fatty Acid (FFA); 0.28%. To be considered extra virgin olive oil the oil must have a free acidity, expressed as free oleic acid, of no more than 0.8 grams per 100 grams and no sensory defects. In a sense, the FFA level indicates the fruit’s condition at the time the oil was extracted. It's essentially a freshness quotient.