The Zuccardi family organically cultivates their olive groves at the foot of the Andes mountains in the historic wine region of Mendoza, Argentina. The olive harvest takes place throughout April and May, before the olives begin blushing from green to violet. To create the Zuccardi Organic Blend, the family evaluates four different cultivars every year—Picual, Genovesa, Arauco, and Coratina—and blends different concentrations of each cultivar according to the particular year’s harvest characteristics. This way, they are able to achieve a consistent sensory profile that captures the terroir of the land.
2023 Harvest Notes
This oil is a beautiful blend of 80% early harvest picual and 20% Arauco. It has a grassy, floral nose with the pronounced aroma of green tea. Zuccardi crafts this oil to be friendly on the palate, with the wonderful flavor of dark, leafy greens and a peppery watercress finish that tickles the mouth.
Dress a traditional Argentine salad of sliced tomato and watercress. Pour over any kind of grilled fish or charred squid. Drizzle over leafy greens or roasted vegetables.