Product Description: Lucinasco, located on the top of a hill about 500m above sea level, is one of the most beautiful towns in the Oneglia Valley. Its olive groves, which extend below the town, are made up exclusively of Taggiasca variety olive trees and are renowned for their particularly sunny exposure. They produce olives with a lower yield than other places in the valley, but the quality of their extra virgin olive oil is excellent.
Calvi uses these exact olives for their flagship offering. This single-site Riviera dei Fiori extra virgin olive oil is characterised by a special finesse and the classic attributes of the best Ligurian olive oils. It smells of ripe apples and honey, is mildly fruity and has a very light, pleasant sharpness. The finish is buttery and quite long. Ideal for most delicate dishes.
*Awarded the ‘Best Riviera Ligure DOP’ of the whole Liguria for the harvest 2022-2023 by the Associazione Italiana Sommelier.
Region: Imperia, Liguria
Producer Info: Giuseppe Calvi was, by chance, born into a passionate family of farmers and olive tree growers who supplied him with the tools and know-how of classic extra virgin olive oil production. In 1921, Giuseppe and his brother, Paolo followed in the footsteps of their family and birthed, Olio Giuseppe Calvi & Co. in Liguria, Italy, the capital of olive oil.
Inspired by traditional production methods, they specialised in natural and artisanal extra virgin olive oil to locals in Piedmont. A region famous for its wine, but with no active oil production due to its climate. Soon enough, word spread, and the company became a sensation and eventually began exporting to other Italian regions and countries.
Today, with their expert knowledge, Giuseppe’s children, Gianni and Luca Calvi now operate the company. Their newly established oil mill in Oneglia Valley allows them to produce according to their traditions and up to 1.3 tons per hour.