Wildekrans Olive Oil available in New York: Collaboration with Grove & Vines
Nothing says it better than the mailer we recived in our inboxes recently. Take a read below!
‘We are pleased to announce our collaboration with Wildekrans from Botrivier Valley, South Africa as the next installment of the Coleman Collection!
Everything is strategic…you don’t just plant a tree. This philosophy guides lifetime farmer, Braam Gerick. He’s overseen the olive and viticulture program at Wildekrans since 2008 with a simple vision: let the cultivar express itself in an authentic way. The groves are planted on both Northeast and Southwest exposures, channeling blocks to maximize pollination during flowering. The hilly, shale-like soil absorbs and quickly releases water – a key attribute to minimize humidity. Braam’s team hand-harvests each tree thrice: at onset of veraison, at 50% veraison, and finally they strip the tree. The fruit is cold extracted on-site through an impressive three-ton per hour OlioMio. His attention to detail coupled with a suitable micro-climate yields superb quality.
The Coleman Collection #15 marks the first occasion that Wildekrans is imported into the United States, and we’re honored to partner with an esteemed estate and share this oil with our members.
For this release, we are featuring a monocultivar FS-17 oil which has undertones of freshly cut grass, a hint of artichoke and green leaves, and hits the mouth clean with notes of almond, herbs, balanced bitterness and a long delayed peppery finish. The cause of this intense peppery sensation – considered an attribute of quality olive oil – is oleocanthal, a natural phenolic compound that has both anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Excellent poured raw over grilled courses such as fin-fish, crustaceans, bruschetta, beans, charred meat and seasonal vegetables.’
For more info, head on over to their website: https://www.groveandvine.com/olive-oil-by-the-bottle/