Spotlight on Bondolio October 26 2015
The Bond Family has crafted a wonderful Extra Virgin Olive Oil from their love of the oils found on trips to Sicily. Nocellara, Biancollila and Cerasuola are varieties not typically found in California but, it is a gorgeous blend that produces an elegant, balanced Olive Oil.
I had the pleasure of touring their beautiful farm in Winters California while attending the Master Milling Course at the University of California. Their love of Italy and its glorious food traditions are everywhere!
The trees at Bondolio are grown in the spacing patterns of the old, traditional Southern Italian layout. Trees have more than 20 feet of separation between them. They are precision pruned, with a focus on the center to open each tree to full sun and air circulation. Maximum sun and fresh air circulation allows the trees to flourish, as well as helps to reduce pests that can damage the fruit.
This oil has a beautiful balanced, medium intensity taste.
Aromas of green fruit, green grass, exotic fruits, citrus, apple, banana and notes of herbs, flower, tomato. Taste exhibits abundant fruitiness, green leaves, sweetness, bitterness, medium pungency and notes of almond, walnut, artichoke, radish, black pepper, grass, with exceptional harmony, a high complexity and a high persistence.”
Winner of many awards!
The mill contributes to the highest quality of olive oil produced. The owners come from the Medical Industry and know that if your mill is clean, your olive oil has a better chance of not getting bacteria. The equipment and cleanliness of the mill area proves the highest standard of excellence that you would expect. Pieralisi has produced custom equipment to their exact specifications in order to meet their high standards. The mill has the newest technology that is available in the olive mill industry. Bondolio has the first and currently, only multi-phase decanter in the United States, which allows them to have zero waste products. There is no other mill in the United States that is as environment friendly as theirs currently is.
A true dedication to crafting a glorious oil!