Early Harvest - Greek Extra Virgin Olive Oil

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Description

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Fall 2023 Harvest | Acidity 0.28% | Polyphenols 301 | 500mL

Our Early Harvest extra virgin olive oil is a prized agoureleo from the Kotsovolos Family Estate in Christianoupolis, Greece. It is organically grown and processed from native Koroneiki olives. 

An exquisite cold extracted and unfiltered oil with a perfectly balanced complexity— rich green, fruity and pungent with a peppery finish. Our oil features high levels of polyphenols and extremely low acidity.

Here are the Quick Facts:

  • Single Estate
  • Hand-Picked
  • Cold-Pressed
  • Large 500 ML glass bottle

Origin

Our Early Harvest extra virgin olive oil is produced by the Kotsovolos family in the beautiful mountain village of Christianoupolis in Messenia, Greece. Like their cousins, the Hinaris family who produce our Private Reserve oil, the Kotsovoloses have been at this for more than 100 years!

Koroneiki olives are handpicked early in the season while still green to produce the prized ‘early harvest’ oil, known in Greece as ‘agoureleo.’ Once harvested, the olives are crushed within hours to preserve the quality, taste and aroma of the olives.

Properly stored olive oil is best consumed within 2 years from bottling date.

Flavor Profile

Our Early Harvest oil has the aroma of green figs and fresh green herbs with hints of wild asparagus and flat leaf parsley and thyme. The taste is light, fresh and herbal with a slight chicory bitterness and mild peppery heat, following by a short nutty finish.


And because it is a true agoureleo, this oil is rich green in color, and robust and pungent due to the high level of antioxidants. You may feel a slight burning sensation on your tongue and in your throat – this pungency is often described as a ‘peppery’ finish.

How to Use

We enjoy Early Harvest in all our salads, and recipes like this simple Mediterranean olive oil pasta; and as a finishing oil to enhance soups, fish, and poultry dishes.

Shipping & Satisfaction Guarantee

Returns

At The Mediterranean Dish, we want you to feel completely confident and satisfied with your purchase. That's why we offer a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. If, for any reason, you are not completely happy with your order, we will gladly refund your purchase price. More details.

Please note during the cold winter months, our olive oils can sometimes freeze during transit and cause some of the natural waxes to separate from the oil, causing some cloudiness or floating particles. This is completely normal and does not impact the quality of the olive oil in any way. To thaw, simply leave the olive oil in room temperature. Do not in any way warm up the olive oil in a microwave or put it in direct sunlight. Olive oil is best stored in a cool dark room to preserve its life and quality.

Shipping

We typically ship orders within 1 business day of receiving it. Most of our packages will be shipped UPS or FedEx Ground and will be delivered within 2-5 business days. Occasionally we ship via USPS if the packages are lighter in weight.

A shipping confirmation with tracking info is provided as soon as the order ships. Check you spam folder if you do not see your shipping confirmation, or feel free to contact us at sales@themediterraneandish.com.

At this time, we do not ship outside the United States.

Why buy from us?

High Polyphenols

All our olive oils contain higher polyphenols than the average store-bought olive oil. This means our olive oil is loaded with antioxidants and powerful anti-inflammatory properties.

Early Harvest

Our olive oils are produced by olives that are harvested early before they ripen, ensuring they have bolder flavors and higher levels of polyphenols.

Single-Source

Our producers partner with small family estates from a single region, producing a far superior olive oil than average.

Customer Reviews

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Marcia

Too expensive

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Rebecca Dowling
bottle size

I am sure the olive oil is great--I haven't opened it yet. But the bottle is just enough taller than the former bottle and won't fit on the shelf where I keep my olive oil. A bit disappointing.

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Bari T
Fabulous flavor

I have never been a fan of olive oil, but now that I’ve tried this, I’ll never go back.

I’ve been cooking out of the Cookbook for 2 weeks now, My stomach feels better than it has in years.

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Penny Mckeever

Early Harvest - Greek Extra Virgin Olive Oil

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Linda Peterson
Early Harvest

Throughly enjoyed your Greek olive oil. Have already reordered. Thank you for making this product available.