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FLOS OLEI 2011 Review of Rangihoua

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Rangihoua scores highly in the Flos Olei 2011 Review
Rangihoua’s review scores highly in the 2011 Flos Olei Guide to the Worlds Best Extra Virgin Olive Oil

We are please to re-publish the glowing review of Rangihoua in the 2011 Flos Olei – guide to the worlds best extra virgin olive oil, written by marco oreggia

An excellent result for Rangihoua Estate, one of the first

extra virgin olive farms in the region of Waiheke Island.  After visiting Tuscany, Anne Stanimiroff and Colin Sayles decided to add olive cultivation to wine-growing and today they have 24 hectare olive grove with 3,600 trees.

In the last harvest 500 quintals of olives were produced and 250 purchased, with a yield of 130 hectolitres of oil. There are two Extra Virgin Rangihoua from Organic Farming: the Mono-varietal Koronieki and expecially Waiheke Blend.

It is intense limpid golden yellow colour with slight green hues. Its aroma is definite and ample, endowed with rich fragrant notes of mint and sage, together with elegant fruity hints of unripe tomato, white apple and banana. Its taste is complex and rotund, with a vegetal flavour of lettuce, chicory and an almond finish.

Flos Olei 2011 Review
The Rangihoua review in the Flos Olei 2011 Guide To The World’s Best Extra Virgin Olive Oils

Bitterness is distinct and pungency is present and complimentary. It would be ideal on bean appetizers, chanterelle mushroom salads,

marinated amberjack, vegetables au gratin, faro soups, pasta with mussels, stewed shrimps, stewed cuttlefish, roast rabbit, grilled poultry, goat cheese.

 

Flos Olei 2011
Flos Olei 2011

Mark also had this to say in the 2010 Flos Olei

Rangihoua Estate is one of the first extra virgin olive oil farms in the region of Waiheke Island. After visiting Tuscany, Anne Stanimiroff and Colin Sayles decided to add olive cultivation to wine-growing and today they have a 24 hectare  olive grove with 3600 trees.

In the last harvest 500 quintals of olives were produced and 250 purchased, with a yield of 130 hectolitres of oil. There are four Extra Virgin Rangihoua from Organic Farming: the two blends, Frantoio and Waiheke and the two monovarietal Koronieki and Picual, which has been chosen by the panel.

It is an intense limpid golden yellow colour with light green hues. Its aroma is powerful and ample, endowed with fragrant notes of mint and sage, enriched by distinct fruity hints of banana and medium ripe tomato. Its taste is complex and fine, with a vegetal flavour of freshly mown grass, lettuce and black pepper.

Bitterness and pungency are present and complimentary. It would be ideal brushette with tomatoes, griddled cep mushrooms, octopus salads, marinated swordfish, minestrone with vegetables, first courses of with meat sauce, baked bluefish, stewed poultry or pork, medium mature cheese.