Following the announcement of the 2020 #SAOliveAwards & #AbsaTop10 Olive Oils Awards in South Africa, we are presenting a series of interviews with each Gold winning producer.
Name of the oil: Terra Del Capo Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Cultivars used for this oil: Leccino, Frantoio, Coratina & Mission varietals
Litres produced: 4,460 lt
Producer history: Our Olive groves are planted on the steep slopes of the Groot Drakenstein foothills on L’Ormarins Estate, where wine has been made for over 300 years. It is the viticultural & production hub of Anthonij Rupert Wyne where 6 different wine brands are produced.
L’Ormarins Estate has been owned by the Rupert family for over 50 years, and has his constant innovation coupled with care of the environment over the course of this history.
Short introduction to the oil maker & his/her comment on the 2020 harvest: Bryan Beverly, horticulturist at L’Ormarins and Anthonij Rupert Estates is the proud caretaker of the Estate Olive groves who has been looking after them since 2009. Bryan loves working with the surprises and magic which unfolds working with nature, and is passionate about delivering healthy delicious olive oils to consumers, while ensuring ultimate stewardship of the land on which the olive groves are found.
Tasting notes: The aroma of fresh green and ripe olives, ripe tomato, walnut and pine seed are found upfront. The piquancy is balanced and fades to leave a pleasant aftertaste.
Best paired with which food: It is a versatile olive oil and can be used for both preparing and finishing off of dishes. It is highly recommended for preparing bruschetta, grilled fish, oven roasted vegetables, home-made pesto, salsa verde & home-made mayonnaise.
Where to buy: From our online store: www.shop.rupertwines.com/buy-wine/terra-del-capo/terra-del-capo-olive-oil-2020.
Telephone Number: 021 874 9041/9074