This single estate extra virgin olive oil is first cold pressed and made solely from the Itrana olive. The Extra Virgin Olive Oil Guide for 2004, edited and published by Slow Food, recently awarded Pelliccia "two olives" in recognition of this excellent extra virgin olive oil. Slow Food is themost prestigious food and cultural movement in Italy, founded in 1986, with more than 65,000 members around the world. Slow Food's main goal is to educate the public in matters of taste. This award was made following a series of blind tastings by food experts and connoisseurs. Lightly filtered, this oil has a clean golden color with a hint of green. The aroma offers elegant notes of bananas and laurel. its spicy taste has a round, savory finish.