GERBINO Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil is a blend of Nocellara del Belice & Biancolilla olives from our olive groves planted on the high hillsides of Contessa Entellina, province of Palermo. The olive groves are carefully nurtured throughout the entire cultivation process by brothers Gunther & Klaus Di Giovanna, following strict organic methods.
Each year in early October, the olives are hand-picked each day, transported to the mill in small crates and cold pressed on the same harvest day to ensure that the olive oil preserves all of it’s healthful characteristics and freshness.The cold extraction and short milling time of just 20 minutes extracts much less oil but the finest quality. The olive oil is decanted in steel tank, under nitrogren, and hand bottled unfiltered.
Gerbino is a medium intensity olive oil, pale green in color. It’s distinct olive scent is complemented by complex aromas that hint of grasses, flowers, tomato leaf and artichoke. It is medium in body. It has a pleasant taste, elegant and balanced with mild, peppery accents.
The Di Giovanna family has been cultivating organic vineyards for five generations in western Sicily, just outside the town of Sambuca di Sicilia. Brothers Gunther & Klaus manage the family’s 56 hectare estate and winery where their hand crafted wines are made and bottled. All wines are made exclusively with estate fruit and the entire production cycle is certified organic by Suolo e Salute SRL.