Morgenster Extra Virgin Olive Oil
The Morgenster estate nestles in the foothills of the Helderberg Mountains, in the Western Cape, South Africa. When Giulio Bertrand settled here, he quickly realised that the climate was perfect for olive growing, so he imported trees from Italy and set to work planting the groves to make his now internationally-acclaimed oil.
This oil is considered to be one of the best in the world by the well-know guide, Flos Olei, where it has consistently gained 98 points since 2012. This year it was awarded 99 (out of a possible 100).
This oil has a beautiful aroma with some sharp, pithy lemon zest notes, mown grass and raw artichoke all detectable. Raw almond at the front of the mouth, with a growing bitterness - verdant green flavours of bitter salad leaves such as radicchio. At the end is a strong kick of cayenne pepper and a very long lasting finish.