The 2022/2023 harvest of Il Tratturello represents the best of the robust southern Italian olive oil style. No wonder it's one of Gustiamo's best sellers! The aroma and taste are undeniably green, with raw almond and freshly cut grass hints and a spicy, bitter finish with black pepper reminiscences. Despite the challenging climate of the spring and summer 2022, farmers Francesco and Pia were able to produce an excellent EVOO: a miracle to be proud of, they say.
What can't you do with this exceptional oil? Drizzle Il Tratturello on just about any dish – salad, pasta, pizza, vegetables, good crusty bread – for a fierce kick of traditional Italian flavor. If you love intense oil, this is the EVOO for you.
Il Tratturello is crafted in Piani di Larino, the heart of the Molise region, by husband and wife team Francesco and Pia Travaglini. This real extra virgin olive oil comes predominantly from local cultivar Gentile di Larino (60%), along with Frantoio (28%), Leccino (10%), and Moraiolo (2%) olive varieties.
Molise is one of Italy's unsung treasures; its economy is still struggling to recover from the devastating earthquakes it has suffered in recent years. But Molise allows visitors a rare glimpse of Italian agriculture in its most genuine, breathtaking, and natural setting.