We chose the brand Sant’Ilario because we needed an excellent mandarin-flavored oil.
We wanted to share with you the experience of this company overlooking the Abruzzan sea, and a new milestone in our journey researching different varieties of Italian oil. Today we present to you Sant’Ilario’s mandarin-flavored olive oil.
Sant’Ilario Estate lies along the ridge of a hill overlooking the sea. Its territory was called by the Latins “ager pretutians”, due to the presence of the Pretuzis, one of the ancient Italic populations.
Sant’Ilario Estate produces excellent aromatic oils using different herbs to create a “light and fruity oil” obtained by using three varieties of distinct olives: the Leccino, Dritta and Frantoiana olives.
It is known that an extra-virgin olive oil is strongly influenced by the genetic strains closely associated with its geographic area, also known as its cultivar. In Italy there are about 500 cultivars and each territory or area has its own variety. There are three generic characteristics that help us evaluate the qualities of an extra-virgin olive oil: the fruitiness, the bitterness and the spiciness. We will guide you in the world of different varieties of high-quality Italian oil by categorizing them in 5 groups according to their smell and taste: a) slightly fruity; b) light sweet fruity; c) medium fruity moderately spicy; d) medium / strong fruity with a bitter and spicy aftertaste; e) intense fruitiness; spicy bitterness.