The De Robertis CHIAROSCURO Premium Extra Virgin olive oil is made from the highest quality, carefully selected, coratina olives, producing the highest quality extra virgin olive oil. CHIAROSCURO EVOO is characterized by a very low acidity degree and very high polyphenol concentration value. We do not blend our oil with other cultivars. This attention to detail and quality is what produces the highest amount of health benefits from De Robertis EVOO.
Free fatty acidity is a direct measure of the quality of the oil, and reflects the care taken right from blossoming and fruit set, our good storage practices, (helping to prevent oxidation), to the eventual consumption of the oil.
Year over year our polyphenol, (antioxidants), levels are extremely high. Polyphenols in olive oil are natural antioxidants that create resistance to oxidation. They have been shown to have a host of beneficial effects from healing sunburn to lowering cholesterol, blood pressure, and risk of coronary disease.
The higher the polyphenols the higher the antioxidants!
The Coratina varietal is one of the most important Italian olive varieties. Coratina is widely appreciated among olive oil connoisseurs for its strong, persistent and spicy character.
Balance and longevity are the result of our dedication and constant attention all throughout the production process. If treated properly, a bottle of coratina extra virgin olive oil can maintain its fresh and lively flavour up to even 18 or 24 months if stored properly and in the right conditions.
The coratina cultivar is typically used as an oil to blend with other oils to improve the quality of the latter oils. Having said this, the coratina cultivar on its own produces an extra virgin olive oil of such a high quality that it is rarely bottled pure. CHIAROSCURO EVOO is made from 100% unblended coratina olives. A robust Coratina monocultivar from Puglia Italy.
CHIAROSCURO Coratina EVOO is a wide and embracing with an intense green fruitiness, hints of artichoke leaf and an elegant spiciness. In the mouth, powerful notes of leafy vegetables are present, including almonds, wild chicory and thistle.
We are very proud of the quality of our EVOO and will always backup the quality of our press by posting our third party testing analysis.