Extra virgin olive oil is an extremely fragile product with tremendous complexity on the palate. The first time you experience any MANNI organic, extra virgin olive oil, you should taste it the way you would taste a fine wine: straight and unadulterated. Pour a few drops onto a spoon or a small glass, close your eyes and inhale the aromas. Then take a few sips and roll the oil around your mouth to savor its nuances and intensity. When doing a vertical tasting, we recommend beginning with The Oil of Life then our Grand Crus: first the more delicate Per Mio Figlio and then the robust Per Me.
MANNI Oils are single varietal harvested on Mt Amiata in Tuscany. When tasting MANNI oils, you will find a range in flavor. This depends on a variety of factors including the elevation the olives were picked on, growing conditions – both climate and natural irrigation which affect the levels of polyphenols and other sensory compounds.
The Oil of Life has a rich mouth-feel and mild yet complex flavor profiles, making it a truly versatile extra virgin olive oil for cooking or enjoying on its own. Per Mio Figlio’s flavors are delicate and elegant, with a scent of fresh-cut herbs and cardoon. It’s the perfect olive oil for fish or shrimp and delicate salads and vegetables. It's also fantastic with pasta and Parmigiano cheese. Per Me is the more robust of the two Grand Crus – it pairs well with red meat, hearty sauces, hard cheeses, spices, and flavorful bread.
We invite you to taste all three verticals and see for yourself. You will be amazed at the amount of nuances in just one oil.