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The Casa Rinaldi Terre di Bari Extra Virgin Olive Oil is a DOP oil from the Bari area of Puglia, in Italy. It’s cold-pressed, and displays a golden yellow color with greenish hues. It has a rich, almost buttery aroma, with bright olive notes. It has a wonderfully fruity flavor, with subtle almond notes and slight bitterness.
This gorgeous premium olive oil also comes in a beautiful packaging, with its glass bottle wrapped with gold foil, and tied with a simple ribbon. It’s a gorgeous bottle to gift to friends and family.
The Casa Rinaldi Terre di Bari Extra Virgin Olive Oil DOP is ideal to drizzle over soups, salads, pastas, vegetables, white meat dishes, or fish dishes. Make some classic appetizers with it too. Pour a bit of it on a shallow dish, and add a splash of balsamic vinegar for a simple bread dip. Or drizzle it over burrata, and serve with fresh bread.
Puglia is a region known for excellent olive oils, home to around 60 million olive trees, some of them having existed long before Italy became the country it is today. Over 50 varieties (cultivars) exist in this region side by side, and it supplies about 40 percent of olive oil in Italy.
Terre di Bari extra virgin olive oils come from the Bari area of Puglia, in particular. Olive trees have existed in Bari from as far back as the Neolithic era, but cultivation, trade, and export of olives and olive oil only flourished during the time of the Romans. The noble families of Bari grew their wealth with olive oil, trading with Ferrara, Venice, and Naples in the 16th and 17th century. Olive oils are still produced in Bari, but now with strict DOP standards.
Olive oil should be stored in a cool, dry, dark cupboard, away from the heat and light. Choose a spot in the kitchen that’s away from the oven. The best temperature for storing oil is from 13 to 21°C.